SVG is absolutely a vector graphics format. But it’s more than that. You can set type in it. You can place raster graphics in it. There is interactivity and animation. It’s more like a multimedia graphics format. Over on the Media Temple blog, I walk through the creation of a multimedia graphic to show off some of those possibilities.
See the Pen SVG is a cross-medium format! by Chris Coyier (@chriscoyier) on CodePen.
If we get SVG 2, it’ll be even more multimedia with the inclusion of audio, video, canvas, and more.
If you’d like to make SVG more of a part of you day-do-day workflow, and I suggest you do, pick up a copy of Practical SVG.
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