SVG 101: What is SVG? (and what is it actually good for?)

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Though it was conceived back in the late 1990’s, SVG is, in many ways, the ‘ugly duckling’ file format that grew up to become a swan. Poorly supported and mostly ignored for most of the 2000s, in 2017 all modern web browsers can render SVG – and most vector drawing programs export it. It turned out that SVG was the one graphic format that most closely responds to current web development demands of scalability, responsiveness, interactivity, programmability, performance, and accessibility. So, What Is SVG and Why Should You Use It? SVG is a vector graphic format—based on XML and is…
SVG 101: What is SVG? (and what is it actually good for?)