This Wednesday, it’s Document Freedom Day, a worldwide day for recognizing and celebrating open standards. Open standards, put simply, are standards, file formats and codecs that are usable and implementable by everyone and anyone. In our work on Libre Graphics magazine, we use open standards every day, whether it’s in our print design work or in something as simple as an HTML web page.
For Document Freedom Day this year, we want to spend some time talking about one of our very favourite open standards: SVG, the Scalable Vector Graphics format. If you’ve ever picked up a copy of Libre Graphics, you’ve encountered an image originally produced as an SVG. For our illustration work, for posters, and for elements like our logo, we make heavy use of this versatile file format. We already showcase beautiful SVG images frequently in our “Best of” section. This week, we’re making a point of talking about the format itself.
We invite you to read along from now until Friday as we post a series of entries about our favourite open standard.