- Jeff Schiller (Motorola) has been appointed co-Chair of the SVG Interest Group. The SVG IG is chartered to produce supplementary documents for the improvement, adoption, and evangelism of SVG; and to foster the engagement of the SVG community, both members and public, in W3C activities. Congratulations Jeff!
- Opera Mini adds SVG support in their latest server upgrade. Great news for everyone that wants to efficiently use scalable web graphics anywhere.
- Robert O'Callahan (Mozilla) writes:
I'll just let his work speak for itself.
One of the problems with the standards-based Web is that it's hard to use SVG's features to enhance HTML content. [...] So I've been experimenting with better ways to apply SVG effects to HTML content. The first step is to make SVG's 'clip-path', 'mask' and 'filter' properties work when applied to HTML content.
Posts tagged with "news"
Here's a brief assortment of svg news from June. I don't think any of you missed that the final public version of Opera 9.5 was released, but if you did, nothing is stopping you from picking it up via bittorrent.
Here's a collection of links I found interesting in the past few weeks. Now the only thing that makes me twitch is how planet.intertwingly.net strips out all the svg content from my feed while preserving the 'object' element fallback content. It looks absolutely bizarre. Anyway, enough with the whining and on with the news
- Joshua Zeidner interviews Ted Gould about SVG, Inkscape and Web Standards. Quite an interesting read.
- The W3C Video on the Web Workshop delivered its report. I suppose there are more than a few things for people to be upset about there, but there is some sensible outcome as well. I'll get back to that in another post.
- The Wikidraw project shows how SVG can be used for visualizing information from other sources in a mindmap-like fashion. Pretty cool, even though the server is a bit slow.
- Smashing Magazine highlights some of the best tutorials for learning how to make the most of Adobe Illustrator, naturally they are applicable to any vector graphics editor.
- Something I've written about before is the state of XHTML in Wordpress. I'm happy to hear I'm not alone in wanting more out of blogging software such as Wordpress, Jeff Schiller wrote a number of posts on the subject, among others Stimulating Wordpress and about his new XHTML+SVG theme. This new theme created some followup articles by Shelley Powers [XHTMLating feeds] and Sam Ruby [XHTMLating Wordpress].
Christmas is a time of eating julbord, more or less mandatory watching of Disney cartoons, and also eating the leftovers until the new year starts. Following on that note here is a collection of news from various places relating to SVG, enjoy and have a Happy New Year!
- Shelley Powers writes about how to make Wordpress serve XHTML with inline SVG and MathML. Very useful information, when will this be made part of the standard install so that we don't have to tweak Wordpress to work?
- While awaiting the official report from the W3C Video workshop it can be noted that Webkit also gains experimental support for Ogg Theora through the use of GStreamer library. Anyway, since the removal of Ogg Theora from the HTML5 draft there has been quite a bit of press on that, I think this post sums it up rather well.
- Kiyut released version 5.0 of their java-based Sketsa SVG Editor, they offer a free trial version.
- The free and open-source cross-platform SVG editor Inkscape enters "frost" phase for the 0.46 alpha release. Among new features can be noted better support for SVG Filters, PDF import, a paint bucket tool similar to what Illustrator has, a better gradient tool and speed improvements.