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Art Design by Coding - Web Animation

Learn to create shapes and graphics with this fantastic coding course! If your ambition is to work as a graphic designer, or web designer, this is the perfect course to bolster your portfolio of qualifications.

The type of image you will learn to design is called Scalable Vector Graphic (SVG), which differs from other image formats, in the sense that it is crafted by code and maths, which means it can be scaled up to any size needed.

Scalable Vector Graphics

SVG is an XML-based vector image format which supports interactivity and animation. It is a popular file type because all major modern web browsers have SVG rendering support, while SVG images can also be edited with any text editor or drawing software.

Learn how to create images by coding instead of using a design with the help of this intuitive file type.

  • Key Learning Points

    This is a course that will teach you to create images in the SVG format, using code rather than design software. This means you will be able to transfer this skill into a web or graphic design career.

    • Create shapes and graphics that are scalable depending on the size you need
    • Implement the Bezje curve which models smooth curves which can scale indefinitely
    • Learn how to save your images in other formats
    • Get to grips with the ViewBox and its attributes to help you view and scale your creations
    • Test functionality and cross browser compatibility
    • Work with polygons and how to effectively add them to your animations
    • Create and add trees and other objects to bring your animations to life
  • Unit of Study

    • Introduction Part 1
    • Introduction Part 2
    • Creating Rectangle and Circles
    • Creating Lines
    • SVG viewBox
    • Polygon element Part 1
    • Polygon element Part 2
    • Polygon element Part 3
    • Polygon element Part 4
    • Box Attributes
    • Box Attributes (Cont'd)
    • Bezier Curves Part 1
    • Bezier Curves Part 2
    • Bezier Curves Part 3
    • Bezier Curves Part 4
    • Quadratic Bezier Curves
    • Arcs
    • Arcs (Cont'd)
    • SVG-edit and Illustrator
    • Styling Inline SVG.mov
    • SVG in IMG tag
    • SVG in Background IMG
    • Modifying Inline SVG
    • SVG with Javascript
    • Adding Trees
    • Creating Trees
    • Creating Trees (contd)
    • Remove Button.mov
    • Adding Other Type of Trees
    • Sorting Trees
    • Sorting Trees (cont'd)
    • Refactoring Javascript
    • Refactoring Javascript (Cont'd)
    • Saving as SVG
    • Saving as SVG (Cont'd)
    • Save as PNG
    • Downloading Images.mov
    • Refactoring Part 1
    • Refactoring Part 2
    • Refactoring Part 3
    • Main Functionality
    • Main Functionality (Cont'd)
    • Testing Cross Browser Compatibility
    • Checking DOMcontentloaded
    • Styling Part 1
    • Styling Part 2
    • Styling Part 3
    • Modal for PNG Part 1
    • Modal for PNG Part 2
    • Modal for PNG Part 3
    • More Javascript Refactoring
    • Styling The Modal More
    • Adding Size Reset Button
    • Outro
  • Compatibility

    Course Code
    Online Course
    Course Access
    6 Months 
    Exams Included


    System requirement

    2 gigahertz (GHz)
    2 GB
    Operating Systems
    Windows 7
    Windows 8
    Windows 10
    Mac OS
    Internet Explorer 8 or above
    Google Chrome
    Safari 8
    Mozilla Firefox


    Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android

  • Advantages of this Course


    • Gain real experience by working on actual projects
    • Incorporate these skills and combine them with CSS to use images you create in web pages.
    • Build images that can scale indefinitely
    • Style shapes and interact with them in JavaScript
    • Alter shapes for use on webpages
    • This course is taught by a highly-experienced instructor
    • 24/7 access to the course content for 12 months