SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics, and it is a vector format that is little known but very useful for online use due to its flexibility and the ability to offer quality graphics.
SVG is vector, which means it has all the advantages of any vector format.
It is scalable, light in weight and allows for greater definition at reduced sizes, much larger than bitmap files.
The format is the same as that used with any vector program such as Corel Draw or Adobe Illustrator.
Like the Flash format, which was also a vector format, owned by Macromedia, that is, Adobe, the SVG format is an open, standard, XML-based format.
Although the first versions could not be viewed in different browsers, today it is already a standard that works without problems in all browsers.
SVG became a W3C recommendation in 2001 and is now supported.
Because this is an XML-based format, we need to have some code control to make an SVG file work properly.
The SVG format allows us, on the one hand, to use fonts with paths, but it also allows us to include them within the file itself in TrueType and Type 1 format, which gives us an extraordinary capacity in that search engines are capable of indexing it.
Keep in mind that for the pure text placed as typography it has to be either from the fonts installed in the system or included as a CSS style.
Projects like Iconic also use the SVG format to make a typography with icons serve us for the different uses and needs of size and variation depending on the actions we want.
SVG files are small in size, just like a vector file would be.
In addition to this, they support CSS styles, so if we change the style on our website it will also change within the file.
These types of files can include scripts that allow dynamic changes.
Currently, all websites are migrating to the responsive format, so we find a multitude of icons that are resized based on the width of the screen.
Normally the operation is usually to replace a bitmap icon with a smaller one.
With SVG you can use the same one and reduce it little by little, or use various sizes but all of them are SVG with the advantage of better visualization as they are vectorial.
These graphics, of the vectorized type, were created so that they can be represented or rendered on the web and in browsers.
Typical SVG application file locations:
- "C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -nohome
Typical SVG mime types:
Frequently used application names to open SVG files:
Frequently associated Windows objects:
If you downloaded a SVG file on Android device you can open it by following steps below:
To open SVG File on iOS device follow steps below:
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