With SVG being integrated more and more into HTML5, both included via
<img> elements, and inline in the same document, some natural questions about SVG and CSS are receiving more focus. This includes box model questions like background and border, and pointer events.
I’m interested in comments from the community on what direction SVG should take.
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Korzybski remarked that “the map is not the territory”, reminding us that we shouldn’t confuse our mental models for reality. But maps, and data visualizations of all kinds, are really powerful, conveying complex ideas easily, and even shaping (or misshaping) perceptions about facts. This is one reason why decentralization of mapping resources and services is good; no one organization should control our common maps.
SVG is a natural fit for mapping. There’s even a detailed proposal by KDDI’s Satoru Takagi-sensei for tiling, layering, and coordinate resolution that fits on top of SVG, which I’d like to see standardized.
I’ve had an idea for a small open-source project for a while, which I’ve discussed with the brilliant Andreas Neumann of Carto.net; he’s been too busy planning SVG Open every year to help out with it thus far, and I don’t have the skills to do it without a great investment in time.
Continue reading “The Map is not Proprietary” →
What’s a favatar? It’s a favicon! It’s an avatar! It’s a portmanteau!
Well, really, a favatar is a profile picture hosted at the URL a commenter provides, with the filename favatar.png. I made it up!
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I’ve been doing a lot of website stuff this week. Here’s some highlights:
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