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SVG-edit: Vector drawing in your browser (googlecode.com)
123 points by J3L2404 on Oct 24, 2010 | hide | past | web | favorite | 25 comments



Another SVG based drawing tool is http://markup.io/, which is more useful for marking up web pages.

Example: http://api.markup.io/v/ng7dny7nxj0r At least I think it is SVG, at the very least it uses Raphael.js


OpenDNS blocks your second link with a phishing warning.


Wow. That worked much better than I was expecting it to. Bookmarked.


I didn't know SWG worked so well, even in Chrome. It's great how it scales on page zoom. I wish desktop application could be zoomed in this way.


Sites like these remind me of the first days of programs like MacPaint. A sign of far more capable things to come.


This is amazing.

It's not amazing to use a vector editor, but amazing that this is the first one I've ever used that feels right, and that all the Flash-based graphics editing apps written in the last couple of years couldn't achieve that proper feel.


That's a really nice application, but I think I still prefer Inkscape.


Can I click on a link into Inkscape's code repository and try it out right now?

Comparing this with a desktop app is missing the point.


> Can I click on a link into Inkscape's code repository and try it out right now?

I can select Inkscape in aptitude (or any other package manager of any other decent OS), wait a few seconds for the download, and can run it immediately.

Okay, this won't give me the latest bleeding edge version, but instead I get a mature application that is well-tested and provides more functionality than I ever needed. (in particular, more functionality than SVG-edit)

> Comparing this with a desktop app is missing the point.

You seem to imply that SVG-edit has some inherent advantage over Inkscape because it is a web application.

However, the main criterion is still: getting things done for the user, isn't it?

So yes, maybe SVG-edit will evolve more quickly due to being a web application. However, in that case it should surpass Inkscape in the near future. Only then it has proven to be better - not because it is a web application, but because it is more useful.


Okay, this won't give me the latest bleeding edge version, but instead I get a mature application that is well-tested and provides more functionality than I ever needed. (in particular, more functionality than SVG-edit)

But the same goes for Google Docs and OpenOffice. Having more features isn't always what matters most.


> But the same goes for Google Docs and OpenOffice

I beg to differ. Google Docs does provide some important features which OpenOffice doesn't provide.

However, I didn't find any such thing in SVG-edit.

> Having more features isn't always what matters most.

Apart from stability (which could also be considered a feature), what else are you talking about? The set of features determines the usefulness (or uselessness) of an application, doesn't it?


Apart from stability (which could also be considered a feature)

At what point does anything that makes an application more useful a feature? If this is the definition of a feature, then your second point seems a bit obvious.


It seems overly difficult to create a shape or line with bezier curves. Do you have to start with the freeform pen tool?


For anybody that is using Firefox, you might try the stable release: http://svg-edit.googlecode.com/svn/branches/2.5.1/editor/svg...

I wasn't able to get the linked version to work in Firefox (3.6.11).


It reminds me of Corel Draw, which was my preferred tool for vector graphics for seven years before I switched to mac. Man! you've made me miss it and remembered me how much I hate Adobe Illfrustrator.

Any intention of growing this into a real full fledged product?


Funny to see this. I'm releasing a vector drawing app for android this week. Code is almost done but I need to come up with a good name for it...


how about vecroid?


Vectroid?


I always appreciate suggestions, People might think vectroid is a game. It sounds a little like metroid. For naming I like using combinations of regular words. Like "vector paint" or something.


andraw


Vectrolux


They have a good project overview page, but one thing I would like to see is links to some apps where this is used.



I needed to look at Wikipedia to find out what that does, and that its from the creator of Nvu.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BlueGriffon


Very cool, been waiting for such things to pop up. Now I can draw a penis on any site and send it to friends!




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