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SVG.js is a JavaScript library for working (manipulating and animating) with SVG without any complexity.

The library is standalone, very lightweight in size (5kb gzipped) and has lots of features.

There are built-in methods for creating shapes (rectangle, circle, polygon, etc.) or defining images.


They can all be animated with size, position, color or any other properties and be interacted with standard JavaScript events.

It has support for grouping elements for mass manipulations, filling them is possible and a unified API simplifies working with the library.

SVG.js is extendable with plugins and there are already various plugins (like dragging or easing).

There are various free icon fonts out there and, with the increasing use, new ones are being created each day.

MFG Labs Icons is one of them, it is a slick, free and pretty complete icon font.

MFG Labs Icons

It is a web app-themed set considering most of them are actions (and there are social items as well).

The download package includes all the popular web-font formats and the styles for them.

Lazy Line Painter is a pretty original jQuery plugin for preparing and presenting SVG path animations using  jQuery.

It works for any SVG file (any design can be exported with Illustrator in seconds) and simply by drag ‘n’ dropping it to an online generator provided by the plugin.

Lazy Line Pianter

And, after that, just insert that code into any web page and it will work.

Various options exist for customization including the stroke width, color, speed and a callback that is triggered once the animation is completed.

The plugin requires Raphaël besides jQuery and can be a nice way of presenting illustrations for graphic designers.

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  • When working on any mapping-related projects (like Google Maps integration), icons built specifically for them can be very handy.

    Maki is a free set of “point of interest” icons that is perfect for web-based mapping interfaces.

    Maki - Point of Interest Icons

    The set includes 73 icons, comes in 3 sizes and both in PNG + SVG.

    Besides standard markers, there are items for airport, bus station, police, restaurant, grocery and more.

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  • IcoMoon is a free service that enables us to create custom icon sets and icon fonts using different sets.

    The application includes most of the popular and free icon sets (that can be selected from its library), we can choose which ones to use and select any number of items from them.


    Once the selection is over, it offers 2 types of downloads: image and font.

    The image version comes as PNG with optional sprite image + the CSS rules and the font version in multiple formats (EOT, SVG, WOFF, TTF).

    Also, besides the icons of other designers, IcoMoon has its own and free icon set which is pretty huge and slick.

    For anyone developing games, there is always a huge demand of high-quality graphics for the characters, objects, backgrounds and more.

    Game-Icons is a project providing 900+ free icons (and growing) to be used for games but they can also be used for any other projects.

    The items are in .SVG and .PNG formats, they are very well-categorized and can be used in commercial projects as well.

    Game Icons

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  • xCharts is an open JavaScript charting library that is built on top of D3.

    It works with using HTML-CSS + SVG to create good-looking and custom-data-driven charts with ease.


    There is support for 4 chart types: bar, cumulative, line and line-dotted where the colors, text,dimensions can all be defined via CSS.

    The data is provided as JSON and there are callbacks for events like mouseover, mouseout, click so that any interactions can be added.

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  • There are very nice icon fonts out there, both free or paid, and they provide flexibility in several ways compared to using standard icons.

    However, a major drawback is that icon fonts usually come as a single font file where we need to load the whole file to use few items.

    Font Custom

    You’ll remember Fontello that allows us to create custom icon fonts via a web interface. Font Custom, an open source tool, is a command line alternative for it.

    Simply target the folder that has your SVG or EPS icons and it’ll generate the fonts.

    Also, it’ll keep watching the folder in case you make any changes to the icons and will always keep the fonts up-to-date.

    P.S. The rules in the CSS generated are named similar to Twitter Bootstrap which is nice for the fans of the framework.

    Jim Knopf is a JavaScript library for creating SVG-powered knobs.

    The library doesn’t require any JS frameworks and it comes with various built-in knob types.

    SVG Knobs With JavaScript

    Knobs created can be scaled completely (thanks to SVG) and their designs can be customized with CSS.

    Also, they can be controlled with mouse, mousewheel, keyboard or touchpad and options exist for setting the min/max values, starting points and the angles allowed.

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  • Here is a fresh and very useful icon font which can easily fit to any websites and apps: Ligature Symbols.

    This free icon font consists of 200+ letters with items like actions, smileys and more. Also, a huge number of social icons are included.

    The download pack has all the versions (SVG, EOT, TTF, WOFF) needed for cross-browser support and the styles needed to use it.

    Ligature Symbols

    Uptime Robot