Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is a text-based graphics language that describes images with vector shapes, text, and embedded raster graphics. SVG files provide resolution independent, high resolution dots per inch (HiDPI) graphics on the web, in print, and on mobile devices in a compact format. The ability to style SVG with CSS and the support of scripting and animation makes SVG an integral part of the web platform.
SVG is ideal for interactive, data-driven, personalized graphics. It is a royalty-free, vendor neutral open standard developed under the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) process, and widely supported by modern web browsers.
Vincent Hardy (Oct 15, 2012)
Learn about the history and current direction of Scalable Vector Graphics from the spiritual father of SVG.