9 Factors why SVGs are important for the Internet

  • November 26, 2020

SVG stands for scalable vector graphics. It’s a file format that allows the website to view vector images. This means you can scale up and down an SVG image. Without losing any accuracy, making it a perfect alternative for responsive web design.

Scalable Vector Graphics have never gained the recognition they merit. Despite being a W3C standard since 2001. This is because most web users (using Internet Explorer). Without a plugin are unable to display the images.

There are a variety of reasons why svg animation fits the web framework are as follows:

  • Standards of W3C

            SVG is an open specification that can be used without limitations by developers. W3C is also known as the World Wide Web Consortium. The World Wide Web is the largest universal standards body.

  • Scaling of Image

            Without incurring pixels or lack of detail. SVGs are resizable for up to any dimension. The method of resizing a digital image is image scaling. Scaling down an image renders it smaller while making it bigger is scaling up an image.

  • Achieve even Smaller File Size

            Generally, basic images such as logos and maps would have a smaller file size. Compared to their JPG, PNG, or GIF equals bitmapped images. The number of bits used to store the data has limitations when transferred on the Internet. Files that are smaller in size can result in shorter transmission periods. This will take less storage space.

  • The Availability of SVG Tools

            Many existing tools, from Notepad to Inkscape, OpenOffice.org Draw, and Microsoft Vision. Can create, confirm, manipulate and compress SVG XML code.

  • Generation on Server-Side

            This states that for you to build and change SVG XML on the server. You can use PHP, .NET, Python, or some other language/framework.


  • Generation on Client-side

            This is to construct interactive effects and animations. Generating SVG XML and also to manipulate this on a client using JavaScript. You may add event handlers, such as clicks or mouse-over, to any SVG feature.

  • The Compatibility

            The format is backward and forward compatible. Although the facilities provided by SVG rendering engines can vary. SVG engines are going to make what they can and neglect the rest.

  • Usability

            SVGs are available; text and drawing components are machine-readable. Such that screen readers can parse the images with other devices.

  • System Integration to Search Engine

            Since Google, Yahoo, Bing, and other search engines. This can index the content of an image, SVGs provide enhanced SEO. Canvas has taken the thunder of SVG to some degree because of support.

                        Moreover, IE is the only browser that is mainstream and does not support SVG. When Microsoft introduces SVG in IE9. It provides many exciting possibilities for web developers and users to expand.


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