Fun fact: Cloud Four’s design team really digs SVG. Our enthusiasm for the image format accumulated gradually over many months, thanks in large part to Sara Soueidan’s tireless documentation of its most mysterious features and quirks. It was during the process of designing the Responsive Field Day site that our collective interest level hit fever pitch, which caused our coworkers to wonder what all the fuss was about!
It turned out to be a difficult question to answer. Most of the resources we found online either covered the very basics of the format, or jumped right into the nitty-gritty of coordinate systems, complex animation, automated sprite-building, etc. So fellow Cloud Four designer Sara Lohr and I decided to put together an internal presentation with reveal.js to bring everyone up to speed.
In spite of those challenges, the talk was a hit. I think we introduced concepts in a way that made sense for the audience, emphasizing the sorts of things they’d find most useful day-to-day.
Then again, maybe it’s just easy to win people over with demos like “Jasonflower”:
It’s hard to argue that SVG isn’t the greatest format ever once you’ve seen that.