SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) is a XML file format for images, a lot like HTML, that can be scaled without loosing quality.
SVG files are mostly used for:
- 2D technical drawings
- Cartoons and animations
- Custom shaped page components
- Printing with great precision
- Printing commercial banners
- Printing t-shirts
- Precision cutting tools, like SIlhouette
- Laser cutting and engraving
- Support for animation, styling and interaction
- Can draw any shape, line and color possible, with incredible precision
- Can be displayed on most devices and platforms (all that matter)
- Easy to understand and use. Only understanding the basics is enough to draw cool things
- Can be created and edited with any text editor
- Doesn't loose quality when zoomed
- Can be printed with high quality at any resolution
- Can be directly integrated, animated and styled in HTML, used as an image resource or as a separate file
This section is a tutorial about how to create and use SVG images as files or as HTML elements.
Knowing a basic level of CSS and HTML would help.