Main » TERM » S »

SVG - Scalable Vector Graphics

Short for Scalable Vector Graphics, a vector graphics file format that enables two-dimensional images to be displayed in XML pages on the Web. Vector images are created through text-based commands formatted to comply with XML specifications. In contrast to JPEG and GIFimages on the Web, which are bitmapped and always remain a specified size, SVG images are scalable to the size of the viewing window and will adjust in size and resolution according to the window in which it is displayed.

Benefits of SVG include:

  • smaller files size than regular bitmapped graphicssuch as GIF and JPEG files
  • resolution independence, so that the image can scaledown or up to fit proportionally into any size display on any type of Web device
  • text labels and descriptions that can be searched by search engines
  • ability to link to parts of an image
  • complex animation






TECH RESOURCES FROM OUR PARTNERS
LATEST ARTICLES
Text Messaging & Chat Abbreviations

This chat guide lists more than 1,460 text message and online chat abbreviations to help you translate today's texting lingo. Read More »

SEO Dictionary

From keyword analysis to backlinks and Google search engine algorithm updates, our search engine optimization glossary lists 85 SEO terms you need... Read More »

Slideshow: History of Microsoft Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows is a family of operating systems for personal computers. In this article we look at the history of Microsoft operating... Read More »

STUDY GUIDES
Computer Architecture Study Guide

Computer architecture provides an introduction to system design basics for most computer science students. Read More »

Network Fundamentals Study Guide

Networking fundamentals teaches the building blocks of modern network design. Learn different types of networks, concepts, architecture and... Read More »

Java Basics, Part 1

Java is a high-level programming language. This guide describes the basics of Java, providing an overview of syntax, variables, data types and... Read More »