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O'Reilly Open Source Convention
Sheraton San Diego Hotel, San Diego, CA
July 23-27, 2001

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Next Generation of Web Graphics: An Introduction to SVG

Antoine Quint

Track: XTech2001: Open Source and Open Standards
Date: Friday, July 27
Time: 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Location: Point Loma A

This session teaches creative Web developers the advantages of innovative SVG features, and show examples of SVG in a development environment.

The session covers:

  • General background on SVG: origins, requirements for SVG and goals
  • Drawing & Text: basic shapes, paths and text layout
  • Visual effects: gradients, patterns, clipping, masking, compositing and filtering
  • Animation: declarative animation & DOM animation
  • Styling: use of CSS for coloring, applying clipping and filtering
  • Integration of SVG in an XML / XSLT workflow
  • Looking forward: SVG integration in products, comparison with other vector graphics formats (Flash) and future progress

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