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Svg Essentials

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  60 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Scalable Vector Graphics -- or SVG -- is the new XML-based graphics standard from the W3C that will enable Web documents to be smaller, faster and more interactive. J. David Eisenberg's insightful book takes you through the ins and outs of SVG, beginning with basics needed to create simple line drawings and then moving through more complicated features like filters, transf ...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published February 12th 2002 by O'Reilly Media (first published January 1st 2002)
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Wai Yip Tung
Feb 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
When I first look for materials to educate myself about SVG, I initially avoid Eisenberg's book. It is already 10 years old, so I assume this must be somewhat obsoleted. I was completely wrong. SVG essential is a definitive guide on the subject today even 10 years after it is published. It introduces readers to wide range of capability of SVG. The language is matured and change little. The biggest difference today is we can embedded SVG directly inside HTML and it has much better browser support. So ever ...more
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book is a comprehensive and detailed illustration of SVG.
Every SVG document tag is consistently described with accuracy and accompanied with simple, self contained examples to illustrate all the possible variants/attribute combinations.
The book can be used as a reference to SVG.
Knowledge of XML as well as basic graphic concepts is required.
David Cross
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I bit dry at times, but it does the job.
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've owned the Paper edition of the book for years; the kindle edition is even more useful because of its searchability.
Dec 25, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good enough overview of how SVG works under the hood. I only wish it covered transforms better.
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