The SVG LogoSVGI’ve updated my marketshare spreadsheet for April 2010 charting the percentage of web users who can view SVG: 40.26%

P.S. This figure does not take into account any user that has a SVG plugin installed or authors who have used the excellent SVG Web shim, so this is really a worst-case number.

§865 · May 6, 2010 · Software, SVG, Technology, Web · Comments Off on SVG Marketshare: April 2010 · Tags:


The SVG LogoSVGI’ve updated my marketshare spreadsheet for March 2010 charting the percentage of web users who can view SVG/Canvas: 39.99%

P.S. I should mention that this figure does not take into account any user that has a SVG plugin installed or authors who have used the excellent SVG Web or ExplorerCanvas shims, so this is really a worst-case number.

§804 · April 5, 2010 · RIA, Software, SVG, Technology, Web · Comments Off on SVG/Canvas Marketshare: Mar 2010 · Tags: ,


[clipart]Issue 70 has been open for awhile now. In fact it’s one of just a handful of two-digit bugs left in SVG-edit. Now that all browsers have heralded support for SVG into the future, one might argue that the need for this bug will evaporate in a couple years. However, one would be wrong. First, there are lots of mobile browsers out there. Second, in some cases it could be easier to just tell the browser how to draw a collection of dots rather than mathematical instructions (think thumbnails). So how to solve it? Read the rest of this entry …

§782 · March 31, 2010 · JavaScript, RIA, Software, SVG, Technology, Web · 3 comments · Tags: ,


[clipart]Cameron Adams decided to benchmark Flash, SVG, Canvas and HTML5 using a particle engine he created. Not surprising (to me anyway), the SVG scores were the worst of the bunch. This stands to reason: does each particle really need to be a DOM element? Nonetheless, I decided to see what I could do to make the SVG scores suck less. I thought I’d use it as an opportunity to also teach some techniques.

Update: Added some browser scores for Nov 2011

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§757 · March 22, 2010 · Software, SVG, Technology, Tips, Web · 21 comments · Tags: , , ,


[clipart]One year ago today, Narendra Sisodiya started a tiny project called SVG-edit, with the very first check-in. He was trying to build a white-boarding application that could be used to facilitate online education. Read the rest of this entry …

§663 · February 6, 2010 · Software, SVG, Technology, Web · Comments Off on SVG-edit: One Year Old · Tags: , ,