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Practical SVG by Chris Coyier

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Chapter 2. Software

I ONCE HEARD ABOUT A GUY who could look at the source code for SVG and visualize what it drew. (The guy was Doug Schepers, and I heard this on The Web Ahead.) I can’t do that and I bet you a nickel you can’t, either. But I think it’s really cool that the source code of SVG is intelligible. You can learn it and work with it, and there is some benefit to that.

But you don’t actually have to design with the code; you can do that with design software. Fortunately, there is no shortage of software that speaks SVG.

DESKTOP SOFTWARE

Adobe Illustrator

Illustrator is the quintessential example of vector-based design software. It has been around forever. ...

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