I first read about SVG while teaching Adobe Illustrator well over ten years ago. I may have drawn something and saved it as an SVG but never really did anything with it. I wanted to. Even then, I was fascinated by the idea of “data-driven graphics” but I had no idea what I’d use such a thing for.
I just coded my first SVG object and I’m so excited I’m afraid I’ll wet my pants.
I’ve been struggling for months to find practical reasons for coding graphics and a way to do it that isn’t a pain in the butt. The whole ProcessingJS thing feels like a ripoff but Interactive Data Visualization for the Web by Scott Murray has me all kinds of excited.