Javascript/browser vector graphics

November 20, 2015 — November 9, 2023

computers are awful
faster pussycat
photon choreography
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There are many ways of weaponising the browser to draw vector graphics (HTML DOM, SVG, Canvas…) and many libraries abstract the process.

One to rule them all is Kroki! which is a CLI and/or web service which can render a wide variety of vector graphics formats from a simple text description, which is very handy for things I intend to render offline anyway such as markdown.


1 Raphaël

A classic; not heavily maintained, but also maybe not in need of much maintenance.

2 Mermaid

3 Two.js

4 Paper.js

5 Snap

snap.js is a modern SVG library by the author of raphaël.js.