I tried to reasonably group the links, however, many links
also contain elements from other categories.
The order is not determined by judgement (most of the times).
Latest update: 02.08.2006
There are further links (to suppliers of software) on the software-page.
|| Introductions, Tutorials, Tips etc.
A little SVG-tutorial (basics) by the author of the book
"Einsteigerseminar - SVG - Webgrafiken mit XML"
Another site by Helma Spona, containing amongst others a list of FAQs
Very comprehensive tutorial
"Learning by Coding" by Dr. Thomas Meinike. Not a real tutorial, but a big
collection of SVG-elements (with code), serving as introduction and reference
A tutorial-site similar to SELFHTML
Stefan Schumacher has begun
to translate the specification of 4th September 2001 into German.
Small introducing tutorials
Nice introduction into SVG
W3C The most important link at all.
SVG-specifications and always up to date information
The second most important site, amongst others many tutorials and demos
A fast growing collection of infos on SVG, founded in December 2001
pinkjuice.com, Tobias Reif
Many important links and infos and several little pieces of SVG-art.
KevLinDev, Kevin Lindsey
Many really good tutorials!
Learn SVG by Jon Frost, Stefan Goessner and Michel Hirtzler
A collection of tutorials. The authors have also published an eBook.
Several very interesting examples, applications and instructions.
Tutorial on the WWW2002 conference on Hawaii
Files of the presentation/tutorial in the SVG- and PDF-format
An even more detailed tutorial by Ivan Herman, Bob Hopgood, David Duce
in the SVG-format
Very good overview, also many code examples
List of Frequently Asked Questions about SVG
- Long introducing arcticle with examples by J. David Eisenberg
- Server Side SVG (using Batik) by J. David Eisenberg
- Sacré SVG!, monthly column (tutorials) by Antoine Quint
- The Visual Display of Quantitative XML by Fabio Arciniegas A.
Article on text made with SVG
digitalcraft, Peter Schonefeld
Tutorial "Viewing SVG" (canvas, viewBox, viewport)
A very comprehensive linklist, linking directly to interesting SVG-files.
Web Developer's Virtual Library
French portal on SVG, has some nice tutorials
| Nice SVG-art or sites completely made with SVG
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Five very nice animations, the last one (no. 5) is interactive
Comics: Pandimaniacs.de. Created with Illustrator 10 and exported to SVG.
Gorgeous and extremely funny! You should have some spare time ;-)
Every day a new chapter, started in February 2003. English version available, too!
Some very impressive pages in the SVG-format... Flash couldn't do them any better
- Site of the performance-artist Pat Oleszko
- Interactive game of colour and light
- A very nice short story (1. part)
- 2. part of the now also interactive short story
Optical illusions, made with SVG. Very impressive.
James C. Deering created a complete site in the SVG format
You will also see many beautiful illustrations made with Illustrator and inserted into
the SVG pages
Doug Schepers, animated head showing how speech is made
A very nice visualization for students of Phonetics
From Siame, the makers of Vector Eye:
A nice experimental pure SVG site made with Vector Eye and Sodipodi
From Alwin (aka Hippie Jack):
See funny animations, or even make one yourself. Crazy stuff :-)
With Dave Biggar's Tartan Weaver you can weave your own tartan plaid
according to your preferences.
SVGspider by Andrew Watt, the very first site in the world completely made
with SVG, is not online right now :-(
You can, however, have a look at it in this online archive.
Tirol Atlas: several interactive SVG-maps
Site on geographical information systems
Examples of SVG-maps, very long linklist, software: Map2SVG
Interactive map of the district Dulsberg in Hamburg, Germany
German, English, French, Spanish:
carto:net, Andreas Neumann + André M. Winter
Cartography on the internet using SVG
University diploma papers, many SVG-examples with commented code and above all
A lot of maps, which have been made using SVGMapMaker
A lot of maps in the SVG-format
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here on this site: SVG + PHP
Description of the production of a poll using SVG and PHP (without a database)
Pilat, Michel Hirtzler
Tools, games and animations
sun.com: SVG und Java
sun.com: SVG und JSP
RO IT Systems, Ronan Oger
Generating SVG-files serverside using Perl, amongst others some tutorials
Generating SVG-files serverside using Perl, many demos
pinkjuice.com, Tobias Reif
Again pinkjuice.com (see above): SVG and Ruby
Again carto:net (see above): here a nice example of a dynamically generated
SVG-file using PHP
zend.com Generating SVG-graphics using PHP
|| SVG vs. Flash
A third time carto:net (see above):
Very detailed comparison of SVG and Flash (in a table)
digitalcraft, Peter Schonefeld
Comparison of SVG and Flash (in whole sentences)
Here on this site:
Finding easter-eggs, here
Playing Tennis, here (new window/tab)
XML-web, Manfred Knobloch (see below)
Outer Court, Philipp Lenssen: PEARL VII, great game!!! (SVG and ECMAScript)
KevLinDev, Kevin Lindsay again (see above)
RO IT Systems, Ronan Oger again (see above)
("perlyroids" is a modification of Kevin Lindsay's game *-Roids)
Ivan Herman, slides of his presentation on 11th October 2002 in Tampere.
Slide no. 26: game Minesweeper (SVG and ECMAScript)
11.2003: SVG Raiders, by Chris Peto (SVG and ECMAScript)
11.2003: Dale Ellis has started to make another list of SVG games.
since 03.2004: Holger Will creates gorgeous games, e.g. Crashdown
04.2005: Christopher Lewis created this nice game with Trains
native/inline SVG in Firefox 1.5 and Opera 9(beta) without any Plugin! Great!
|| mobile SVG
14. March 2004: I have just created an extra page on mobile SVG, which is here.
XML-web, Manfred Knobloch
Transformations of XML-files into SVG-graphics via XSLT
MSpec::SVG, application by Dr. Thomas Meinike
Dynamic generation of mass spectra with SVG
Paper by Dr. Thomas Meinike, 20.11.2002 (presentation slides in the SVG-format)
Topic: "'On the fly'-generation of SVG-files on the webserver"
SMIL, the W3C-language for audiovisual interactive elements.
A part of SMIL is part of the SVG-specification for animations.
SchemaSoft Philip A. Mansfield, Darryl W. Fuller
Graphical Stylesheets - Using XSLT to Generate SVG
A weather service for Northamerica, which dynamically shows the present weather
for the entered ZIP-code area in a beautiful SVG-graphic.
A project by Tom Groves and Micah Laaker.
SVG and its Path into the Linux Desktop
A very good article by Christian Schaller from 23.03.2004
SVG Editor by Chris Peto
An SVG editor created with SVG and ECMAScript
|| Real World SVG
Government of Upper Austria: graphical visualisation of present water levels
of bigger rivers in Upper Austria using SVG and ASP
Local public transport of the city of Freiburg
Interactive local transport map with timetable.
Federal Statistical Office, Germany
Population pyramid for Germany from 1950 until 2050. Very impressive!
Version for England and Wales here.
Both versions on the same page here.
Der Bundeswahlleiter, Results of the European Election 2004
Interactive map of Germany
Interactive visualisation of present water levels in Germany
The GIS experts of Bonn University created a lovely application for children
informing about the "Melting ice on Mount Kenya".
Only Internet Explorer with the ASV plugin.
Bibliothèque nationale de France, French National Library
Big image-exposition in the SVG-format
oculismedia, commercial site
Interesting use of interactive SVG for selling property on the net
Flying eCards, free fun-service:
Here you can create personal electronic greeting-cards as SVG-animations.
Oakland International Airport Noise Management Program
Visualisation of the air traffic and the noise level in San Francisco Bay
National Statistics Online, UK
Population pyramid for England and Wales since 1961
Forum: SVG-Cafe.com, German and English
Mailinglist on Yahoo: svg_german, since June 2004. Not very active.
Mailinglist and forum at Yahoo: svg-developers
The most active list. Since spring 2002 the postings can be read without any login.
Mailinglist at Yahoo: SVG-Mobile
SVG on mobile phones, PDAs etc... List founded in August 2002
Archive of the SVG mailinglist of the W3C
Adobe's SVG forum (you will need to register)
Forum "DHTML, SVG, Animation" at Virtual Mechanics
Newsgroup: news.jasc.com (WebDraw)
The mailinglist svg-coders (with online archive), which was founded 15.05.2002,
has been shut down on 20.10.2005