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SVG – Soothing vivacious graphics

Back in year 2004, I got my hands on Sony K 320 mobile (it was my first mobile with nice headset). While going through the set of media that came preloaded with the set, I came across quite a few files which had .svg as extension. Being curious about what these files are, I opened it and to my astonishment I found the files were actually consisting of animating picture. Rather than mere GIF transitions which spins series of images, the animations felt real and it seemed like every pixel in the picture was programmed to do something interesting.

Back then to explore what options are available in the world of SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics), I did spend some time on blogs and posts. The hunt gave me basic information about what SVG files can be created and what goes inside the file. But soon after that, I somehow lost it till just recently when I was trying to do something different.