Here at Web Directions we have a little confession to make. We love SVG.
But there's just been one tiny problem with SVG to date. Internet Explorer didn't come to the party.
Which got us to thinking - how could we help encourage more developers to finally take a look at SVG? So we pitched the idea of a fun SVG competition to the excellent folks at Microsoft in the UK, to see whether they might be interested in providing some cool prizes (no, not copies of office).
And lo and behold they actually agreed - we'll have to do this sort of thing more often!
All you need to do is build a progress control in SVG. But, feel free to experiment - it doesn't have to be a standard progress bar.
For those looking for a slightly gentler introduction to SVG, ther's also a prize for the best button using SVG.
What your progress control should do is indicate to the user:
If you're building a button, then think about the pressed as well as normal state.
We'd also like to create a showcase of entries, so others can reuse and learn from them. So one of the conditions is that you give others permission to look at and adapt your code, while giving you credit of course, under an MIT license.
Update - the deadline for the competition has been extended to June 18th
So, from now, until June 18 at midnight anyone from anywhere in the world can enter.
Above all, the contest is supposed to be fun, and encourage you to "try something new". So have fun!
We've lined up an all star judging panel for this competition, including
Want to know what you are playing for?
Lots of great stuff all thanks to Microsoft.
Enter below by midnight Friday June 18.
New to SVG? It's really not hard, and here's some great resources to get you started