About the Talk
April 7, 2010 2:30 AM
Albuquerque, New MexicoAlbuquerque, New Mexico
However, the <canvas> element is a raster element. Rasters make some people gag, and with good reason. For the vector lovers out there, we have Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG). SVG support in browsers has grown strong, and there is support in the spec and in browsers for scripting them, allowing us to do some pretty amazing vector works in dynamic, interactive ways as well.
While being technical in nature, this discussion will also be somewhat on the edge of the technology — not quite bleeding-edge, but these areas of web development are still being explored. Along that line, we'll also briefly touch upon WebGL, which is a very new specification for doing full in-browser 3D graphics work without any plugins at all.
It's a brave new world for graphics on the 'net. Let's take a look together.