SVG: New journey? What will happen now?
Last updated: Thursday April 15th, 2021
Introduction (just the blurb for who doesn’t saw it.)
Yesterday, I released my first quiz with a SVG map (without copying). This is a mark in my life as a JetPunker. I’m getting, ideas, ideas, ideas, and more ideas.
I’m very excited with it, but here comes the questions: And the blogs? Will you continue blogging? What ideas do you have for SVGS? What are you using/want to use for make the SVGS? How do you did the quiz of the Brazilian National Parks, the first with your own SVG?
I’ll try to answer these questions in this blog. (Thanks for Pandora49 for the thumbnail!)
What quiz is it that you did, for those who didn’t see it?
Well, this quiz is “All Brazilian National Parks on a map”. Basically saying, in this quiz you need to name all 73 Brazilian conservation units, which are classified as national parks, with the help of a map (self-created). I will make the version in Portuguese, which would be more suitable for the theme. Probably in the future, I will do updates. I’ll put the surrounding countries (as solicited by ClutchNferno), and maybe I’ll use a better map.
What SVG maker did you use? How did you make it?
I used Boxy SVG. I made my SVG following the instructions of TOG (ThatOneGuy25), who uses the platform. So I need to thank him a lot. I wanted to venture into the SVGS, which were becoming more and more common. I felt that my quizzes were horrible, and I decided to start in this incredible world. JetPunk was created to be a quiz site (in fact, it was created to be a travel scheduling and tips site, but that's the current purpose!).
I wanted to try, but I only knew about Inkscape, which was the one that helped the users the most, it was more used, and it was extremely recommended. The problem is, I needed to download it on my computer (which I was afraid to do), and the online version looked very messy. I heard that TOG uses another SVG Maker, and I contacted him. We were able to talk, and my SVG was released. Boxy and Inkscape are very similar (at least the online version of Inkscape), but Boxy seems to have cleaner buttons that are easier to move and handle. I strongly recommend.
Did you have problems in the creation?
Certainly. That was new to me, and having to do that just by reading the exaggeratedly long conversation with TOG, without me understanding almost anything to do was difficult. An idea of quiz (with SVG) is being discarded because of the KiB limit, which is just above, and unfortunately I didn't find any (absolutely any) good reducers.
With the quiz (which was released yesterday), it was also problematic. Boxy's weakness is that you need to pay monthly fees to export SVGS, or save them directly through the website (I had to paste the code in NotePad). Another adaptation I had to do was to search the SVG Guide on how to "delete" a dot when it is guessed. I thought about making the dots dark green (I didn't find them either. I had to search in "curiositometer", that worked LOL!), but when a dot was guessed, it would turn green (natural), and it would be confusing. So I used this code, which I’ll leave at the end of the paragraph, and the dots did their magic. The last problem I will mention, was that when I uploaded the SVG to JetPunk, it appeared as a broken image file. I panicked, but curiously, in the preview, the SVG was normal. I think it's because I used the NotePad text file, but fortunately, it worked.
What ideas do you have for SVGS?
Many, many, many... I feel like I can do things that were impossible for me (considering that I was a fetus in creating SVGS), but I still have a lot to learn. Maybe I have a random idea at one time or another, but I'm thinking of doing a series called "Stuff in...". It is not definitive, but perhaps it will materialize.
Basically, we will have an SVG with 9 or 12 (number not defined) symbol elements of a country. You must guess them, and each element correctly hit will be illuminated with the colors of the flag of that country. I will cite an example for Brazil: Carnival, Rio de Janeiro, Beaches, Amazon, Soccer, Iguazu Falls, Coffee, Toucans, Macaws, etc... I'm excited, and I think you can be, too.
With these ideas, this excitement, will you leave the blogs?
To be or not to be, that's the question. And that's the answer: absolutely... no! Never! The blog was what made me continue JetPunking, which made me understand many things, which is what people see on me, and abandoning everything that has been achieved is useless to me. Why then would I start, and then leave as if nothing had happened?
I want "SVGing", but I also want "Blogging", and I think I should do that. I have to put both hands that I have to work, and I need to develop that maturity. Am I no longer an asshole on JetPunk with nothing to do? People want me to blog, (by the way, I need to do my series, of JPW, the Brazilian NPS, and This or That...) I want to do SVGS too, and I think I should do that. I don't say that because they put pressure on me to blog (and when I have a creative block, or I take a break from the blog, people ask me what happened), but I think that if I achieved more with the blog, I should continue. I want SVG, I want blog, I want quiz, I want to be JetPunker.
Well, that was it. Any questions you have when using Boxy, don't hesitate to ask
IAB, Jiaozira, Stewart, Pandora49, ClutchNferno, ThatOneGuy25, ducklingpanda1245, etc... me (what a long strikethrough!)! Make sure to remember that I’m having IDEAS, and nothing is defined, so I don’t promise anything, but I think I’ll be able to improve my quizzes, which is what really matters at JetPunk. Thanks for the support, and I'm glad of my first self-drawn SVG!