Introduction to SVG: Online Course Open for Early Bird Registration

September 13, 2010

As part of the OMWeb Project, W3C will be running online training courses to help developers make the most of the latest opportunities in rich media on the Web. The first such course is an introduction to Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) which begins on Monday 11th October.

W3C began working on SVG, back in 1998 with stable standards first emerging in 2003 so it’s hardly ‘new.’ The standards have been implemented in a number of environments for years, however, as work on the second edition of the core standard is reaching the advanced stages of development, widespread attention has been prompted recently due to Microsoft’s announcement of its intention to provide native support for SVG within Internet Explorer 9. This means that all the major Web browsers from Apple, Google, Microsoft, Firefox and Opera support SVG natively. Cell phone and mobile device manufacturers like Ikivo, BitFlash, Apple, Qualcomm, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, Samsung, LG, and Siemens all provide various levels of support too.

SVG’s time has come. It’s an incredibly powerful technology for creating high resolution, interactive, dynamic graphics to add real power to any Web site, whether viewed on a small screen or a stadium-sized display.

To lead the course, W3C is delighted to have secured the services of professor David Dailey of Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. Participants on the course will have access not only to materials created by Prof. Dailey but will receive feedback directly from him on assignments submitted and questions posed in the discussion forum.

Registration for the course is now open with full price at €125, but early bird registration is available until Friday 1st October for just €95.

Full details of the course content, how W3C online courses work and more can be found in the course description.