Created: 2012-03-22 13:20
Updated: 2017-07-09 00:22
License: mit

README.md

jSVG - Simple JavaScript SVG Asset Management (uses jQuery)

I needed an easy way to integrate vector images for a project I was working on lately. My first thought was to (ab)use a font. However I don't like the work-flow and the update procedure is quite a pain - in my mind.

Wouldn't it be nice to save SVG's to a folder and use them directly in your browser? Thanks to modern browsers this is no dream anymore.

Work-flow

  1. Save all your SVG (1.1) files into an asset folder
  2. Run the provided bin/jsvg file to create a combined asset file
  3. Use the SVGLoader class to load the asset file
  4. Questions?
$sa.SVGLoader()
    .load({
        url: 'package.svg'
    })
    .done(function() {
        $('body').append( this.asset.get('your-layer-name', { className: 'custom-class' }) );
    });

jsvg

Is a little python command line program to help you combine all your SVG files into a single one file.

bin/jsvg --help

I guess there's a way to observe the assets folder for file changes and then run the script automatically. I didn't had time to dig into that, so feel free to contribute.

I have also to mention that I have almost no Python skills so the code could be improved I guess. Again, any help would be much appreciated.

FAQ

Q: What browsers are supported? A: It's been tested on Firefox 11, Chrome 19, IE 9, Opera 11 on Mac OS Lion I didn't had time to check other browsers by now. Feel free to contribute.

About me

My name is Benny Schudel. I'm Swiss and call myself New Media Engineer. I would love to get feedback from you! My twitter handle is @bennyschudel. Thank's & enjoy!

LEGAL

Copyright (c) 2013 Benny Schudel - MIT-License

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