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SVG Fallbacks

UPDATE: Here’s a more comprehensive guide to SVG fallbacks we’ve published.

There is a very clever technique by Alexey Ten on providing an image fallback for SVG going around the internet recently. It does just what you want in the classic no-SVG-support browsers IE 8- and Android 2.3. If we dig a little deeper we find a some pretty interesting stuff including a bit of unexpected behavior that is a bit of a bummer.… Read article “SVG Fallbacks”

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SVG Filters on Text

The following is a guest post by Chris Scott. Chris was messing around with SVG filters and how they can be applied to text. I thought this was quite interesting because SVG filters are quite a bit different than CSS filters. Arguably more powerful, as there are more of them and you can do things like bevel/emboss or stroke which you can’t in CSS filters. Chris goes into detail here on how it’s done including a tool to make Read article “SVG Filters on Text”

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Animated 3D Objects Without SVG or Canvas

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HTML5 Pack for Illustrator CS5

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High DPI Monitors, Resolution Independance, The Web, and You

We all use 72 DPI as a defacto standard when creating web graphics (actually, “PPI” is the more appropriate acronym but rarely used). This used to be the actual resolution of monitors, but slowly over the years this has ceased to be the case. Take my iMac. The screen, straight across horizontally, is 22.5″ and has 1920 pixels. That actually comes out to about 85 pixels per inch, not 72. When we design and test website all on the same … Read article “High DPI Monitors, Resolution Independance, The Web, and You”