In this section we provide a little history of how standards in computer graphics appeared in the 1980s followed by the arrival of the Web and eventually support for vector graphics on the web

The main sections are:

  • SVG History: traces some of the background to vector graphics being supported on the web via SVG
  • SVG Primer Part 1: a primer for SVG concentrating on the graphics primitives
  • SVG Primer Part 2: a second part concentrating on the SVG attributes and properties
  • SVG Tools: brief descriptions of some of tools that may be of use
  • SVG-Editor: a description of Paul Hopgood's SVG-Editor