24: Introduction to SVG and SMIL



Monday, Half Day
10:30 am – 3:15 pm
CAL/Room 214CD

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) and Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) are XML-based languages for representing interactive, graphical documents. In this course, attendees learn to author presentations in both SVG and SMIL. The first half of each module is a lecture, followed by hands-on exercises.

Prerequisites
Basic understanding of HTML and XML. Suggested prerequisite: XML Basics for XHTML, SVG, and SMIL.

Topics
Module 1: Intro to SMIL (purpose, scope, and intent), players and their idiosyncrasies, SMIL syntax, SMIL 2.0 modules, XHTML and SMIL, exercises. Module 2: Intro to SVG (purpose, scope, and intent), SVG Adobe plug-in, SVG syntax, SVG and SMIL, exercises.

Organizer
Kathy Barshatzky
SAIC


Lecturers
Kathy Barshatzky
SAIC

Brian Kromrey
Information Aesthetics


Schedule


Module 1 – Intro to SMIL
10:30 Introduction
Barshatzky
10:35 Players
Barshatzky
10:40 Basic Document Structure
Barshatzky
11:05 Modules
Barshatzky
11:10 Animation
Barshatzky
11:20 Exercises
Kromrey
noon Exercise Solutions, Questions and Answers
Barshatzky and Kromrey
12:15 Lunch
Module 2 – Introduction to SVG
1:30 Introduction
Barshatzky
1:35 Players
Barshatzky
1:40 Basic Document Structure
Barshatzky
1:45 Basic Shapes
Barshatzky
1:55 Defs and Grouping
Barshatzky
2:05 Interactivity, Scripting, Event Handling, and Animation
Barshatzky
2:20 Exercises
Kromrey
3:00 Exercise Solutions, Questions and Answers
Barshatzky and Kromrey


 



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