SVG Widgets Work Well -- User Contributions - Screen Casts

Matt Maier blueback09 at gmail.com
Sat May 14 17:16:33 CEST 2016


I found that GifCam is great for making little feature animations that are
easier to share and embed than videos.
On May 14, 2016 01:30, "Earthednet-wp" <prothero at earthednet.org> wrote:

> Great idea! I'd like to see that happen.
> Bill
>
> William Prothero
> http://es.earthednet.org
>
> > On May 13, 2016, at 4:19 PM, Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami <
> brahma at hindu.org> wrote:
> >
> > SVG widget, despite limitations at the moment, is awesome making icons.
> No more PNG's that go "all bust up" if you resize them…
> >
> >
> >
> > Go to iconfinder.com… download what you want as svg.
> >
> >
> >
> > Note that there are cases where the svg is in several paths. So if you
> open in Illustrator, select all and make compound path, save and *then* use
> that in the SVG widget… it works.. even unexpectedly where you may have
> e.g. 3 dots that you would think must be independent paths…
> >
> >
> >
> > My suggestion is that you might better expose that tip on making
> compound paths.
> >
> >
> >
> > Which then leads my question on user contributions channels. Let's say
> we discover something useful that we feel is really buried in terms of what
> newbies would need and might be frustrated trying to find.
> >
> >
> >
> > How does one best get that into the mix of documentatin/tutorials.
> Another useful channel I see is YouTube itself… lots of people posting
> things like "How to do this in Outlook"   3 minutes, max
> >
> >
> >
> > But it is fragmented.
> >
> >
> >
> > We do a lot of small tech screen casts internally and it would be
> trivioal for me or many others to start recording video and just do a "Up
> and Running with SVG Icon"   2 minutes, open stack, drag SVG icon out.
> Switch to browser, download SVG switch to illustrator, make compound path,
> open in Atom, copy and paste into Livecod… and verbalize the gotchas  like
> "if your path doesn't start with "m" then it wont' work… be sure to select
> between the quotes… you don't need all that code at the top. Etc."
> >
> >
> >
> > So if one did make such a screen cast. Where would it go
> >
> >
> >
> > We are not talking about issues/problems or work around, but just things
> that actually do work but which may be obscure.
> >
> >
> >
> > BR
> >
> >
> >
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