Posts Tagged ‘SVG’

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The Art of Moving

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Morphing with SVG

Going from one pose in Yoga to another.

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Google Chrome joins Opera in SVG background image support

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

I always liked Opera’s support for SVG, and I really welcomed their initiative to treat SVG as any other image type, like jpg or gif or png. After all SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) is a vector-image  mark up language (XML), like Flash or Silverlight but free and it’s an Open Standard.

Round corners, gradients, multi-image background, watermarks, nearly everything (animation?) can be handled by SVG, so it’s quite a powerful feature. Creating a dataURL of SVG is possible, so creating a CSS file with several gradient backgrounds, round borders is indeed a very efficient way of designing webpages. It’s cached, and although the initial css file is a bit heavier, no extra server requests are needed  to load additional images. It’s fast, lean and flexible.

I’m glad to see Google Chrome as the first other main browser join Opera in support for SVG images as backgrounds in CSS declarations.

SVG support as background image in Google Chrome

SVG support as background image in Google Chrome

Chrome’s implementation isn’t without errors, see what happens if you start scrolling the webpage in the brand new Chrome for Linux beta, but is a start. I hope Mozilla/Firefox and Apple/Webkit will follow soon.

Google Chrome rendering issues SVG background

Google Chrome rendering issues SVG background

I’ve given up expectations for Microsoft Explorer, see my other post. To be short: they wanna sell their Silverlight.

I’m not without any hope, :), I hope Internet Explorer users will start using other webstandard compliant browsers and consequently MS marketshare will drop significantly. Only then they probably will convert to an attitude of supporting and promoting open standards.

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SVG – background image

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Another example of using SVG-object as background-images for HTML elements.

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Lorre says SVG SVG SVG SVG

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Lorre is now talking SVG to a lot more people:

<object 
data="http://dev.webonomic.nl/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/parrot.svg" 
type="image/svg+xml" 
style="width:300px;margin:0 auto;display:block;">
</object>
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Lorre says SVG SVG SVG

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

I visited the zoo, brought my camera, shot a parrot (Don’t worry he is still living, I don’t go back to the petshop to reclaim.)

I reduced colors in Gimp, saved as PNG, did a bit tracing in Inkscape with Potrace and here is the SVG Parrot from Amsterdam!
Parrot in SVG
Format is SVGZ, weight ca 60kb.
Opera can show svg as IMG src, I dunno about other browers, but it would be nice if they can. It’s easy to upload and insert in a WordPress blog that way.

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Parrot in SVG
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SVG Gradient Background in Opera (9.6)

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Intro

There is a lot going on in the CSS3 and HTML5 development. Rounded borders (radius) and multi-image backgrounds are both supported in latest Safari/Webkit and Firefox beta’s. Opera has always been a pioneer with CSS and SVG support and has chosen to walk a more interesting road. Opera gives you the opportunity to treat SVG objects as any other image including background image declared in CSS. An SVG-object as a background options gives you all the power of radius and multi-image background plus a lot more: stars, ellipse, triangles, multi-images, animated background and easy javascript driven user customisable backgrounds.

Examples

Let’s have some examples.

SVG backgrounds are really nice and powerful. SVG can be used for gradients, rounded corners, watermarks, graphics and even animated backgrounds. SVG can also be used for list style images for and <li> elements in ordered and unordered lists.

There is a bug though. If you give a div a border there are rendering issues as you can see here.

Screenshot in Opera 9.6

Screenshot Opera 9.6

Example 1  Background

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Example 2 Background with border

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Example 3 Background with padding

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Example 4 Background with border and padding

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