A vast fever of gray stingrays swimming away from the camera

There are seven basic shape elements: line, polyline, circle, rectangle, polygon, ellipse and path. In point of fact, all of the shape elements are variations of the underlying path element, which acts as an API for drawing every vector shape in SVG.

This reading list covers them all*; the g element has been added since it is frequently used to group shape elements.

  1. Circles & Ellipses
  2. Squares & Rectangles
  3. Polygons
  4. Lines & Polylines
  5. Groups
  6. use

* path articles remain in development, but will be added presently.

Photograph by Eduardo Lopez Negrete

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