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The Simple Intro to SVG Animation. This article serves as a first step toward mastering SVG element animation.

The Simple Intro to SVG Animation

Included within are links to key resources for diving deeper, so bookmark this page and refer back to it throughout your journey toward SVG mastery. An SVG element is a special type of DOM element that mimics the syntax of a standard HTML element. SVG elements have unique tags, attributes, and behaviors that allow them to define arbitrary shapes -- essentially providing the ability to create an image directly within the DOM, and thereby benefit from the JavaScript- and CSS-based manipulation that DOM elements can be subjected to. As a teaser of what we're about to learn, check out these demos that are only possible thanks to SVG: There are three significant benefits to creating graphics in SVG rather than using rendered images (PNG, JPEG, etc.): First, SVG compresses incredibly well; graphics defined in SVG have smaller file sizes than their PNG/JPEG equivalents.

Animate SVG icons with CSS and Snap. How to optimize SVG code and animate an SVG icon using CSS and Snap.svg library.

Animate SVG icons with CSS and Snap

Browser support ie Chrome Firefox Safari Opera 9+ SVG Tutorial - SVG. Scalable Vector Graphics, SVG, is a W3C XML dialect to mark up graphics.

SVG Tutorial - SVG

It is partially implemented in Firefox, Opera, WebKit browsers, Internet Explorer and other browsers. This tutorial aims to explain the internals of SVG and is packed with technical details. If you just want to draw beautiful images, you might find more useful resources at Inkscape's documentation page. How SVG Line Animation Works. I bet all of you have seen that little trick where an SVG path is animated to look like it's drawing itself.

How SVG Line Animation Works

It's super cool. Jake Archibald pioneered the technique and has a super good interactive blog post on how it works. Snap.svg - Home. Vivus.js - svg animation. 100+ Best SVG Tutorial with Examples. Clipped SVG Slider A simple slider, with morphing preview images animated using SVG properties.

100+ Best SVG Tutorial with Examples

Simple Interactive Points Effect with SVG Today we’d like to share a simple hover/click effect for images with you. The main idea is to show a map or a base image with some points of interest (POS) and when we come close to one of these points and hover, an image starts to fade in. When clicking on the POS indicator, a content layer is shown with some more information on that point; the background image becomes completely opaque. 30 Awesome SVG Animation For Your Inspiration. Designers used to create animations in HTML elements using CSS.

30 Awesome SVG Animation For Your Inspiration

However, due to the limitations of HTML elements in creating patterns, shapes, and others, they naturally turn to SVG, which offers more interesting capabilities. Working with SVG, we enjoy good browser supprot for SVG animation, and we have more ways to create new animation. You can use both the built-in SVG animation functionality or CSS3 animation (note that not everything can be done by CSS so there is still need for JavaScript). Another way is by using JavaScript engines such as GSAP or Snap. 20 examples of SVG that will make your jaw drop.

SVG (or Scalable Vector Graphics) is an XML-based file format that enables developers and designers to create high quality, dynamic graphics and graphical applications with a great level of precision.

20 examples of SVG that will make your jaw drop

All modern browsers support rendering SVG: however, for older browsers like IE6, 7 and 8 without native support, you can fall back on polyfills such as SVG Web that use Flash for rendering content. This enables you to easily target the majority of users online without worrying about compatibility issues. For mobile web developers wondering about compatibility, I'm happy to report that iOS 3.2+, Opera Mini 5+, Opera Mobile 10+ and Android 3+ also support rendering SVG graphics out of the box. Codrops CSS Reference. The mask-image property is used to specify one or more comma-separated images to be used as mask layers on an element.

Codrops CSS Reference

It can also reference SVG <mask> elements, and then the contents of the mask are used as a mask layer image. The mask can be applied to HTML and/or SVG elements. The mask of an element can have multiple layers. The number of layers is determined by the number of comma-separated values for the mask-image property. 8 JavaScript Libraries to Animate SVG.

SVG is a resolution-independent graphic.

8 JavaScript Libraries to Animate SVG

That means it will look good on any type of screen without suffering any loss of quality. Scroll Drawing. We've taken an in-depth look at how SVG line drawing works before.

Scroll Drawing

It's a clever trick where you use dashed lines for the stroke, but the gap in the dash is so long it covers the entire path. Then you can move it such that it covers the entire path again, which makes it appear as if it's drawing itself. Using a bit of JavaScript, we can get a little fancier, drawing the shape to completion as page is scrolled to the bottom. Demo. Boxy SVG Editor. Polygon feature design: SVG animations for fun and profit. Written by dz, November 25, 2013 The Polygon PlayStation 4 Review and Xbox One Review involved an unprecedented level of coordination between the editorial and product teams at Vox Media.

The goal was to create a pair of extremely high touch features to highlight the talents of our writers and video team, while pushing the envelope on longform design. There were a lot of lessons learned, but the final results speak for themselves. Clippy — CSS clip-path maker. CSS Masking. Two commonly used operations in computer graphics are clipping and masking. Both operations hide visual portions of an element. If you have worked with SVG or HTML Canvas before, these operations are probably not new for you. Clipping defines the region of an element that is visible. Everything around this region does not get rendered - it gets "clipped". On masking, a mask image is composited with the element, affecting the alpha channel of this element. A Complete Guide to SVG Fallbacks. The following is a guest post by Amelia Bellamy-Royds and me. Amelia and I recently presented at the same conference together. We both covered SVG, yet neither of us SVG fallbacks comprehensively.

It's such a huge topic, after all. Clipping and Masking in CSS. Both of these things are used to hide some parts of elements and show other parts. But there are, of course, differences between the two. Differences in what they can do, differences in syntaxes, different technologies involved, the new and the deprecated, and browser support differences. SVG Fallbacks. UPDATE: Here's a more comprehensive guide to SVG fallbacks we've published. There is a very clever technique by Alexey Ten on providing an image fallback for SVG going around the internet recently. It does just what you want in the classic no-SVG-support browsers IE 8- and Android 2.3. If we dig a little deeper we find a some pretty interesting stuff including a bit of unexpected behavior that is a bit of a bummer. Alexey's technique looks like this: The idea was based on Jake Archibald's revisiting of the fact that browsers render the <image> tag like <img>.

What Displays The technique is pretty close to perfect in terms of what supporting and non-supporting browsers display. The part I got confused on was iOS 3 and 4. The point: it's weird to see <img> work and <image> not work in these cases. What Downloads Of course we also care about what gets downloaded because that affects page performance. Les masques CSS. Comme c’est bientôt Noël, nous allons rêver un peu et regarder du coté des évolutions en matière de design web. On se souvient tous de notre première réaction quand on a découvert border-radius ou box-shadow ? Personnellement, ça a du être un truc du style « Oh, purée ! O_O » Et quand on a mixé ça avec les transitions et les animations, alors là on s’est transformé en demi-dieu du CSS.

SVG Fallback with PNG Images. If you’re not using SVG in your projects now, you should. SVG CSS - Tests about svg. Css snippet for all (modern) browsers and all embed modes ( <img /> , <object> , inline <svg> ) Animated Animals in CSS and SVG.