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Animate SVG icons with CSS and Snap

Animate SVG icons with CSS and Snap
How to optimize SVG code and animate an SVG icon using CSS and Snap.svg library. Browser support ie Chrome Firefox Safari Opera 9+ Working with SVG files is not an option anymore. With a huge amount of high definition devices out there, it’s not sustainable to export different sizes of the same bitmap assets and target specific device resolutions through CSS media queries. We need to rely on vector graphics whenever it’s possible. Today’s resource is a very simple icon, that we imported as inline SVG into our index.html file. If you’re new to SVG, here are some great resources to start with: Creating the SVG The easiest way to create an SVG illustration is to use graphic editors such as Adobe Illustrator or Sketch. Take in mind, though, that the way you organize your layers in your graphic editor is gonna affect the code output. While exporting .svg from AI, default settings work just fine. Some points to take in mind while creating SVGs in a graphic editor: Optimizing SVG code That’s it!

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Manipulating SVG Icons With Simple CSS This article is the second in a three-part series showing the new approaches to iconography Iconic will be delivering. Smart icons have gotten a lot of interest, but styling may be the most useful feature on a day to day basis. Icon sets cover a wide array of different subject matter, yet are rendered in a single visual style. That is often times appropriate, if not optimal. Tips for Creating Accessible SVG A different form of accessible data – a 3d topographical map of Diventer, Netherlands. Photo: Ronald Rugenbrink Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) exists in a quantum state of accessibility. Which is to say that SVG is both accessible and inaccessible at the same time. Happily, there is no SVG uncertainty principle. We know which aspects of SVG are accessible to whom, which are not, and what we can do to improve both.

How to Use “animateTransform” for Inline SVG Animation Today we’ll be stepping you through the basics of using animateTransform to generate inline animations with SVG (scalable vector graphics). If you’re brand new to SVG I recommend checking out Getting Started With Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) to bring you up to speed. The techniques you’ll be learning will allow you to create sophisticated icon and image animations without a single GIF, JPEG or PNG, with zero JavaScript, and without the faintest whisper of Flash. SVG and CSS - Cascading Style Sheets It is possible to style your SVG shapes using CSS. By styling is meant to change the looks of the shapes. This can be stroke color and width, fill color, opacity and many other properties of your shapes. There are 6 ways to style the shapes in your SVG images. Each will be covered in this text. At the end of this text you will find a list of the CSS properties you can use with SVG.

Myth Busting: CSS Animations vs. JavaScript The following is a guest post by Jack Doyle, author of the GreenSock Animation Platform (GSAP). Jack does a lot of work with animations in the browser and has discovered that the generic opinion that "CSS is faster" just isn't true. It's more than that, as well. I'll let him explain. Once upon a time, most developers used jQuery to animate things in the browser. smarter svg filters · svg By Mike Sierra Summary This guide shows you how to build SVG image processing filters to create interesting visual effects. It shows how to apply these effects within an SVG graphic, and how to apply them to HTML content using the filter CSS property. The power of SVG filters is matched by the depth and complexity of available options. CSS Get the lowdown on the key pieces of Bootstrap's infrastructure, including our approach to better, faster, stronger web development. HTML5 doctype Bootstrap makes use of certain HTML elements and CSS properties that require the use of the HTML5 doctype. Include it at the beginning of all your projects.

A Guide to SVG Animations (SMIL) The following is a guest post by Sara Soueidan. Sara has a knack for digging deep into web features and explaining the heck out of them for the rest of us. Here she digs into SMIL (and friends), and animation syntax built right into SVG, and gives us this epic guide.

SVG Animation and CSS Transforms: A Complicated Love Story The following is a guest post by Jack Doyle, author of the GreenSock Animation Platform (GSAP). Jack has been deep in the woods of web animation for a long time, trying to make it easier and better. He's written here before, talking about how JavaScript animation can be the most performant choice (Google even recommends it). This time, he focuses on SVG animation, some pretty scary issues you may come across while manipulating them with CSS, and how you can solve those issues. SVG is all the rage these days, and browser support is generally excellent...with one glaring exception: CSS transforms. This is particularly painful when it comes to animation because scale, position, rotation, and skew are so fundamental.