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Chris Coyier Practical SVG

From software basics to creating icon systems and implementing fallbacks, Chris Coyier shows you how to harness the power and possibilities of working with SVG.
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Harness the power and possibilities of crisp, performance-efficient SVG with Chris Coyier. From software basics to build tools to optimization, you’ll learn techniques for a solid workflow. Go deeper: create icon systems, explore sizing and animation, and understand when and how to implement fallbacks. Get your images up to speed and look sharp!


  1. The Basics of Using SVG
  2. Software
  3. Building an Icon System
  4. Build Tools
  5. Optimizing SVG
  6. Sizing and Scaling SVG (Read an excerpt online)
  7. Animating SVG
  8. Some Design Features
  9. Fallbacks

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What People Are Saying

  • Chris Coyier can teach you how to use one of the most powerful technologies for images on the web: SVG. This small book covers a ton of ground—accessibility, animation, icon systems, optimization, and more—making it a vital part of any web developer’s ongoing education.

  • A quick, useful, and fun read. Chris’s breezy exposition style makes this guide to using SVG in the real world, from embedding to authoring to optimizing, feel like a friendly conversation.

  • This book will teach you everything you need to know about using SVG today, in real projects of all sizes. Instead of being a dry syntax reference, it teaches you the bits you actually need, which would otherwise take years of experience to discover. Even better, everything is presented in a funny, conversational tone and is concise enough to be read during a (domestic!) plane ride.

About the Author

Chris Coyier is a web designer and developer. He writes about all things web at CSS-Tricks, talks about all things web at conferences around the world and on his podcast ShopTalk, and cofounded the web-coding playground CodePen.

Additional Info

  • ISBN: 978-1-937557-42-3
  • Paperback: 154 pages
  • Published: Jul 27, 2016

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