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Re: agenda+ SVG 2 Features and Approach

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2011 16:57:52 +1200
Message-ID: <BANLkTinoh9uZMcaz=DB_h0jsPKnEjmUNGQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Erik Dahlstrom <ed@opera.com>
Cc: Paul Williams <pwilliams@infotrustgroup.com>, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>, www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 12:39 AM, Erik Dahlstrom <ed@opera.com> wrote:

> Yes, I can admit that I was a bit surprised to see that done with CSS, but
> then again, a nice demo is a good way to sell your new and shiny CSS
> animation app, right? ;)

Sure but the question is why their app uses CSS to do those animations in
the first place...

And speaking of which, the lack of publicly available svg animation tools is
> a thing that surely doesn't help the situation for SVG. I've tried Synfig
> Studio[1], but the SVG support is rather incomplete and buggy[2]. I don't
> know of any other freely available tools for animating svg that are suitable
> for designers and people that don't want to mess with the SVG source, or
> learn to use some javascript animation library. I have seen some commercial
> tools, but I wouldn't could them as being freely available unless you could
> at least download and try them out before buying.

That's true too, but there is also not a lot of tool support for doing
vector animations with CSS :-).

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