I want to believe. SVG as an image format.I’ve updated my marketshare spreadsheet for Nov 2010 charting the percentage of web users who can view SVG and Canvas: 44.57%

I’m also tracking what percentage of web users can see SVG in an <img> tag: 18.41%

§995 · December 21, 2010 · Software, SVG, Technology, Web · Comments Off on SVG/Canvas Marketshare: Nov 2010 · Tags: , , ,

I want to believe. SVG as an image format.Those wacky Mozilla guys just fixed a bug I’ve been waiting years for: They now support SVG in <img> tags (and in most image contexts, for example background-image). This will be available in Firefox 4 Beta 6 and beyond (or download a nightly). Read the rest of this entry …

§926 · September 10, 2010 · Software, SVG, Technology, Web · 10 comments · Tags: , ,

[clipart]When I started programming it was on the Commodore 64 (uh oh, you know this is going to be a long story – go take a piss first). I started with Basic and then eventually moved to assembly language to try and write a Bard’s Tale clone with a friend. We got pretty far. I just came across the notebooks where I had scribbled all those assembly routines too – great times! But by the time we got close to having something we could call a game, Commodore had lost the battle and the IBM PC clone market was taking off. Different instruction set, different hardware and capabilities. Doh! Read the rest of this entry …

§850 · May 7, 2010 · Software, Technology, Web · 4 comments · Tags: ,

SVG is a pretty flexible format. Vector graphic editors often inject a lot of extraneous data to make their job easier. Unfortunately this excess data is just ignored by browsers and from that perspective just looks like bloat. In my opinion, output from editors such as Inkscape or Adobe Illustrator are not quite ready for the web, especially for purposes like clip-art. It’s not at all rare to find files up on Open ClipArt with large chunks of the file that are not even used (extraneous gradients, filters, etc). I had an itching to learn a little Python so I used this as an excuse to create a script that would tidy up SVG files: Scour. Read the rest of this entry …

§536 · May 17, 2009 · Software, SVG, Technology, Web · Comments Off on Scrubs · Tags: , ,

Happy AdaLoveLace Day to Shelley Powers. I happened to be browsing through some blogger’s archives marveling at how many posts are just no longer intelligible (this and this are good examples). It’s a shame that many of her older writings are no longer around (or are they?). Shelley’s had an interesting life so far. I look forward to continuing to learn from her.

§524 · March 24, 2009 · Technology · 6 comments · Tags: , , ,