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Session

Visual Explanations using SVG + SMIL
Fabio Arciniegas, Software Engineer, Postography LLC

Track: XML
Date: Wednesday, July 28
Time: 10:45am - 11:30am
Location: Salon A

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All Powerpoint and no SVG makes Jack a dull boy. The production of compelling visual explanations online is a challenge that touches many topics including principles of Graphic Design Excellence, Programming, and New Media.

The shortcomings of tools like Powerpoint have been widely discussed but little has been said about the role of technologies like SVG and SMIL in advancing the state of the art. This tutorial addresses that problem, showing strategies, techniques, and reusable open source software for the creation of compelling visual explanations using SVG, SMIL, XSLT, and JavaScript.

Part programming techniques, part graphic design, part new media theory, the talk addresses from a pragmatic perspective the creation of effective visual explanations with open source standards.



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