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This is edition 62 of SVG Weekly, a selection of interesting links to SVG tutorials, tools, experiments and talks curated by Jachin Sheehy. I also keep an eye on the wider world of data visualisation, and share compelling visualisations or projects, even if these aren't directly related to SVG.

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Tutorials

Boost D3.js charts with SVG gradients

Boost D3.js charts with SVG gradients

Nadieh Bremer walks through four different ways you can use SVG gradients to brighten up your D3.js data visualisations.

Recursive SVG Designs, Part 1

Recursive SVG Designs, Part 1

Dudley Storey jumps down the rabbit hole with recursive SVG patterns: defs, use and a look at scaling in SVG

System Fonts in SVG

System Fonts in SVG

Chris Coyier looks at specifying a font-stack for SVG that uses the system fonts ... because sometimes consistency within an OS (for the user) is more important than consistency across OS (for the brand).

Accessible SVGs in High Contrast Mode

Accessible SVGs in High Contrast Mode

Eric Bailey dives into accessible use of SVG, focussing specifically on making your SVG assets work in scenarios where users need high contrast.

SVG has more potential

SVG has more potential

Mike Riethmuller explores SVG's ability to solve (right now) a whole class of problems that CSS and HTML can't fix.

Watch and Listen

CSS and SVG — The Dynamic Duo!

CSS and SVG — The Dynamic Duo!

When deciding how to integrate graphical effects in your web design, it's easy to see CSS and SVG as competing options. But these two tools are better together. Amelia Bellamy-Royds talk from CSS Day 2016 (Video - 52 minutes)

Practical Blend Modes

Practical Blend Modes

With the availability of SVG and CSS filters and blend modes, our browsers have become very powerful image rendering engines. Una Kravets talk from CSS Day 2016 (Video - 51 minutes)

Read the Spec

SVG Authoring Guide

SVG Authoring Guide

There's a new edirot's draft of the SVG Authoring Guide: an interesting document that tries to collect "best practices for creating interoperability, reusable, performant, efficient, and practical SVG documents"

Inspiration

Information is Beautiful Awards - 2016 Longlist

Information is Beautiful Awards - 2016 Longlist

So much data visualisation goodness!

That's all for this week. Please send suggestions and links to curator@svgweekly.com or @SVGWeekly.
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