Tyler Sticka


Tyler is a partner and creative director at Cloud Four, where he helps vanquish complex responsive design challenges for clients like Walmart Labs while blogging about SVG and other web ephemera. He’s also a fan of side projects, co-founding Backabit (makers of iOS games Ramps, Lotsa Blocks and Spinner Galactic) and launching Colorpeek (and its accompanying Chrome extension) in his spare time.

SVG: So Very Good

Tuesday, 17th – 12:20

Icon fonts! CSS-only illustrations! High-resolution GIF animations! Today’s web designers still regularly and enthusiastically employ these techniques… yet they’re all a better fit for SVG, a powerful vector image format that’s already old enough to drive a car.

Join me for an impassioned and entertaining introduction to your new favorite image format: What it is, how it works, and why it’s so awesome.

Together we’ll cover:

  • The trouble with high-resolution imagery
  • The inventive hacks we’ve used to this point
  • How some of our pre-SVG techniques hurt users
  • SVG’s surprisingly long history
  • How SVG works
  • The possibilities of SVG beyond iconography
  • What the future holds for SVG

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