probably have seen Web-based vector graphics while browsing the Internet.
Many experts believe that scalable vector graphics (SVG) will play a
central role in the future of Web graphics display technology. Flash
graphics--a browser independent technology used to create animated
images--currently represent the standard for Web-based scalable graphics.
You can find an incredible array of resources for both SVG and Flash
graphics formats online including plug-in downloads, tutorials, FAQs, and
What are SVG and Flash graphics? How are these graphics created? How does
a browser display these types of Web-based vector graphics? You can find
answers to these questions at Webopedia.com
along with definitions for both “Flash”
Another way to answer your questions about SVG and Flash graphics is to
visit any of the following pages.
SVG Resources For
an introduction to SVG technology, check out the Mozilla
SVG Project at Mozilla.org and “Get
Ready for the Awesome Power of SVG” by
Kas Thomas. For more detailed information about this technology, read the
Vector Graphics” by Molly E. Holzschlag. This article discusses
such topics as software creation and compression. The W3C’s (World Wide
Web Consortium) SVG specifications can be found at www.w3.org/TR/SVG.
Additionally, look for software downloads, tutorials, and FAQs on this Google.com
Flash and Shockwave
Resources While SVG technology is most likely the future of Web-based
vector graphics, Flash graphics technology is the present standard. Some
experts have pointed out that SVG and Flash technologies both fill
separate niches. Flash technology is best for Web animations and
interactive functions, while SVG technology soon might replace bitmap
formats as the most common way to display graphics on the Web. The article
Sites with Flash” by Hayden Porter is a helpful introduction to
Flash graphics and their uses in Web pages. You can find out how Flash
works by reading the HowStuffWorks.com article “How
Web Animation Works”. This Google.com Directory
page offers numerous links to Web sites with Flash resources.
this link to download the latest version of the Adobe Flash
player directly from the Adobe site. If you are interested in
creating your own Flash graphics, be sure to visit the Web site flashkit.com.
Here you will find all of the necessary tools and information.