8 SVG tools for jazzing up the Web

Developers have a host of powerful options for getting the most out of the popular Scalable Vector Graphics spec.
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8 SVG tools for jazzing up the Web

SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) and JavaScript on Canvas are fast becoming the tools of choice for Web developers looking to inject animations into their apps and websites. SVG provides a language for describing two-dimensional graphics in XML, and version 2.0, currently under development at the W3C, aims to improve SVG’s usability and add a host of features.  

“The inclusion of SVG as part of HTML5 and the addition of SVG rendering support in IE9 has resulted in a dramatic increase in interest in SVG,” says SVG advocate Tavmjong Bah. The emergence of retina displays has also fueled SVG’s resurgence, says Arno Gourdol, senior director of product development at Adobe, because the vector-based drawing format suits different screen resolutions.

Here are some important tools for using SVG.  

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