SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) is a new, XML-based vector graphics format. SVG scalable graphics are extremely compact and can be rendered in full color and resized smoothly, without jaggedness or pixilation. This is because the computer redraws SVG’s graphical lines according to a geometric formula.

SVG is an especially ideal format for animation, because images can be made to rotate, stretch, or resize smoothly and with a minimal tax on a computer’s processing power. Other advantages include its support of interactive, customizable graphics (for example, a user could turn layers in a graphic on or off to get different views) and its portability (you can easily transfer SVG images between different applications and operating platforms).

SVG is praised for its ability to faithfully render original image content for presentation on a variety of devices. As such, SVG was adopted recently as an official code format for use in the display windows of personal digital assistants (PDAs) and wireless phones. As those devices become increasingly miniaturized, smooth-resizing SVG can make their display graphics, such as icons, as small as necessary.

Currently, most web browsers require a separate plug-in in order to view SVG pages. But the future looks very good for SVG, and as more handheld devices become web-enabled, being able to use SiteSpinner™ to publish web content in SVG puts you ahead of the curve.

Setting the Project Publish Format

You may choose either HTML or SVG publish formats for your project in any of the following ways:

The Publish Format option setting on the Profiles Tab of the Publisher dialog box will become a part of the publishing profile you have created for the project. For more information, see Publisher Dialog Box.

 Previous Next