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A list of SVG tutorials.

API Name Summary
Autoscaling SVG This tutorial explains how to make an SVG image that scales automatically to fill the available area.
SVG animation This guide shows you how to animate SVG graphics using SMIL-based markup. Along with core animation techniques, it shows how to morph shapes, move graphics along curved paths, animate complex filter effects, and control animations from JavaScript.
SVG deployment This brief guide shows different ways to deploy SVG, either within HTML or as standalone files, with various options to reference CSS and JavaScript.
SVG filters This guide shows you how to build SVG image processing filters to create interesting visual effects. It shows how to apply these effects within an SVG graphic, and how to apply them to HTML content using the filter CSS property.
SVG graphic effects This guide shows you how to embed images within SVG and apply various graphics effects such as gradients, patterns, clipping paths, and masks.
SVG interaction This guide contains nothing, and should be deleted.
SVG grand tour This guide shows you how to build a pair of animating eyeballs, providing a comprehensive tour of SVG features detailed in other tutorials. It shows how to maintain a set of reusable graphic components, and provides essential context on SVG transforms and coordinate spaces.
SVG basic shapes and text This guide introduces SVG's basic graphic elements, from simple lines and shapes to complex polygons and freehand paths. It also shows how to place lines of text and wrap it around curved paths.
Animations in SVG
Basic shapes This article provides a guide to the basic primitives you can draw with SVG.
Building SVG paths This article looks deeply into the SVG <path> element, which is used to create custom shapes.
Understanding CSS filter effects This article is an introduction to CSS filter effects.
External content in SVG This article covers using external content inside SVG images, such as external image files, and XML data.
Fills and strokes in SVG This article shows how to add fills and strokes to the SVG shapes you have drawn.
Position and Transformation This article is an overview of the coordinate system, positioning and performing translations, transforms, rotation, skewing, scaling on SVG elements.
Scripting SVG
SVG clipping and masking This article explains how clipping and masking work in SVG.
SVG fonts This article covers the creation and usage of SVG fonts.
SVG gradients This article looks at filling SVG shapes with linear and radial gradients.
SVG image element This article describes the usage of the SVG image element
SVG links This tutorial covers the creation of links inside SVG objects.
SVG pattern fills This article covers SVG pattern fills.
SVG syntax and deployment This article shows the basic syntax and usage of SVG.
Understanding pixels and other CSS units This guide looks into the relationship between CSS pixels and other units, as well as between CSS and device pixels.
Using text in SVG This article details how to insert text into an SVG image.

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