Raphael JS

Raphael JS

Recently I have discovered Raphael JS, which has got me excited about SVG once again after years of neglecting the technology. The main issue with actually using SVG on the Internet is that Internet Explorer does not support it, and as it is still (stubbornly) the most widely used web browser, SVG on your website will not render for the majority of your visitors.

Raphael JS works around this limitation by rendering alternative graphics in the VML format for Internet Explorer, and SVG for all modern browsers. Check out the cool demos here:

Raphael JS

John Collins

I have been writing about web technology and software development since 2001. I am the developer of the Alpha Framework for PHP, and the five.today personal productivity app. I love open source, technology, and economics.