Tim explains why that neat trick of making a really big JPEG with quality set to 0% is no longer necessary, and how the savings you make in bandwidth with that technique are nullified by the expense of the memory footprint needed.
This is impressive—a fully featured graphics app for creating SVGS right in your browser.
Metaballs, not to be confused with meatballs, are organic looking squishy gooey blobs.
Here’s the maths behind the metaballs (implemented in SVG).
Data visualisations created for The Times, complete with code.
A Weekly Journal of Visual Essays
Some lovely data visualisation here.
An illustrated history of digital iconography.
But, like, have you have ever really looked at your hand?
Sara enumerates some handy tips aimed squarely at designers exporting SVGs. It focuses on Illustrator in particular but I’m sure a lot of this could equally apply to Sketch.
I’m not sure how I managed to miss this site up until now, but it’s right up my alley: equal parts urban planning, ethnography, and food science.
Chris takes a look at all the different ways you can use SVG today.
Everything you ever wanted to know about using SVG today.
The not-so-new-but-hella-fun aesthetic.
The Old Aesthetic. It’s eighties-tastic!
A plug-in for Illustrator that allows you to export to canvas.
Telling stories with data — the video.
Beautiful chemistry visualisations using canvas.
A site on designing with data from the author of Visual Language For Designers: Principles For Creating Graphics That People Understand.
Nifty old-school 8-bit tiles superimposed on OpenStreetMap data.