Image: Gwen Vanhee What’s the big deal about SVG, anyway? Don’t you just hit ‘Save as SVG’ in Illustrator, and you’ve got yourself an SVG? Yes and no. While it’s technically true, by the same logic, every MS Word user is technically a web developer. Perhaps the question to ask is: Is that SVG file any more useful than an equivalent PNG or JPG? Often the generated SVG files we get from graphics apps are not actually very much use outside the application that made it. The real power of SVG becomes clearer when you’ve got a readable, manipulatable document — and not a dense, arcane document ejected from a graphics app. Today, I want to give you a speed guide…

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The Designer’s Guide to Working with SVG


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