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Say goodbye to static graphics and hello to the exciting world of animated SVGs!

These incredible graphics are taking the design world by storm and it’s time to hop on the bandwagon.

Unlike traditional images which are made of up of pixels, SVGs are made up of mathematical equations that define shapes and paths, which means they can be scaled up or down without losing quality. Plus, their tiny file size ensures almost instant page loading times, making them the ideal choice for creating visually stunning and interactive experiences.

And the best part? You can animate them super easy without having to write a single line of code, making it very useful for designers. There are a couple of tools you can use to create and animate your SVGs however in this blog, we’re using SVGator. A cute online, web app that automatically generates the JavaScript and CSS in one, responsive, retina-quality SVG. Plus, they can also be exported to GIF and MOV files, for social media posts. It’s all about creating the most engaging user experience possible!

SVGator doesn’t leave anyone out in the cold, it offers both a free trial and paid subscription plans, which open up a whole range of advanced features and capabilities. These little bad boys are not only used for web design but can also be used for various other applications such as illustrations, icons and logos. And even comes with a library of pre-designed animations to supercharge your projects.

Of course, there’s always a catch. While SVGs are designed to be compatible with most modern browsers, some older web browsers don’t fully support SVGs.This can make it difficult for developers to use SVGs in a way that works across all browsers, they require a different workflow and toolset than other image formats, which can be a barrier to adoption for some.

But fear not! SVGs are already perfect for making websites that look amazing on all devices, especially mobile and with more websites being built to be responsive to different screen sizes, it’s safe to say that SVGs are here to stay.

If you’re interested in learning more about SVGs, I recommend checking out some of the popular web development and design blogs, such as Smashing Magazine, CSS-Tricks, and A List Apart. They cover various aspects of working with SVGs, like how to create/edit SVGs, how to animate and how to use them in web design. Some articles also cover more advanced topics, such as working with SVG filters and integrating CSS and JavaScript.

There are also many tutorials and courses available online that cover SVGs in depth, including Codecademy, Udemy and Coursera.

Let’s get animated!

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