173, for the week of 7/2/2006.
Toast Note: What with the site redesign (now complete), three concurrent jobs, and a bad summer cold, the Space Toast Page has been a bit neglected lately. Still, I have a treat for you this week. Thanks for waiting.
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To date, the game has only been tested in FireFox 1.5 for Mac and Safari 2.0.4. It is buggy, but runs in FireFox. Safari will draw the initial game state, but does not loop.
As near as I can tell, this is the most advanced SVG game anyone has written to date — which is sad, but telling. Owing to uneven support, sluggish speed and lack of an integrated development environment, I can’t see SVG supplanting Flash any time soon. Still, SVG is not without potential. Enjoy the game.
SVG Tricks – Details some of the biggest gotchas of SVG manipulation. Required reading.
SVG Authoring Guidelines – Good advice on the gotchas you’ll come across later on, from one of the members of the Mozilla SVG Project.
3D Math for Beginners – The clearest introduction to radians and coordinate manipulation I’ve come across. My advice is never to try to use the Wikipedia to learn mathematical concepts: even simple topics there appear to be written by mathematicians for mathematicians.
Mozilla SVG Resources – A bit sparse, but a link to a good Tetris clone, and a couple other tidbits.
Zvon SVG Reference – Element Path – Path tag examples, a few other bits.
W3C: Paths – SVG 1.1 – W3C’s official descriptions of the path element. About as readable as anything W3C publishes, but it may still be useful.
Mozilla SVG Project – Official page of the team behind FireFox’s SVG implementation.