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Sams Teach Yourself SVG in 24 Hours by Micah Laaker

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Hour 1. Getting Started with SVG

SVG is an acronym for Scalable Vector Graphics, a language created by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to handle vector graphic display and animation in XML. Because of its development in the W3C, SVG is an open, standards-based solution for vector graphics.

SVG is an entirely text-based language; its functions and content are never hidden from authors or users. As such, SVG is editable in text editors, just like HTML, and its source code is easily viewable. Even better, element tags are often in plain English; for instance, a circle is described in code as <circle/>.

Because SVG is a vector graphic technology, it is resolution independent. This means your content does not visually suffer when scaled to extremely ...

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