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The Book of CSS3, 2nd Edition by Peter Gasston

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BLEND MODES, FILTER EFFECTS, AND MASKING

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The majority of today’s browsers—desktop and mobile—support the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format. SVG differs from image formats such as GIF, JPEG, and PNG (known as bitmap images), as SVG is made up of a markup language

(similar to HTML) that describes points, or vectors, rather than the grids of pixels that make up bitmap images. One advantage that SVG has over bitmap images is that, as a vector format, it scales well to fit screens of any resolution. In addition to this, the SVG format offers a built-in array of rich graphical effects previously available only in image-editing software such as ...

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