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Sams Teach Yourself SVG in 24 Hours by Micah Laaker

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What Does SVG Offer Developers?

SVG's syntax and structuring make it a familiar environment for most developers. Being an application of XML, and similar in concept and syntax to HTML, SVG hardly seems foreign to anyone who has ever written code for the Web.

Consisting largely of text, SVG allows for an incredible array of authoring and editing options. Whether through a plain text editor (for example, Notepad or SimpleText), a code editor (for example, HomeSite and BBEdit), an XML editor (for example, XML Spy), or even a WYSIWYG editor (for example, GoLive), SVG can be authored in whatever environment with which a developer is most comfortable.

In fact, because SVG is nothing more than text, SVG authoring is platform agnostic. You can author ...

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