Corel Smart Graphics
"Smart graphics are much more than static images. They are graphics that can interact with and be driven by other sources of information. They can interact with users and convey information in real time. In addition, smart graphics can recognize and adapt to such things as platforms, applications, and user characteristics. This functionality makes smart graphics the foundation for the efficient development of compelling visual interfaces.
Smart Graphics Studio Overview
Corel Smart Graphics Studio provides a platform for building enterprise-class graphical applications that are interactive, scalable, based on open standards, and capable of consuming Web services, databases, and legacy systems. Termed smart graphics, this technology improves enterprise decision making and communication of data and content.
Current tools make it difficult and expensive to create and maintain graphical interfaces. Corel Smart Graphics Studio lets designers create enterprise graphical applications and interfaces without having to learn programming languages. Because XML code is being generated in the background by Corel Smart Graphics Studio it can always be customized by a developer. Corel Smart Graphics Studio improves workflow by separating data, application logic, and presentation. There is no need to re-engineer an application if you make a change to the data. Corel Smart Graphics Studio uses smart graphics which can be dynamically updated by data-driven, server-side processes. [from the White Paper]
Standards Based Development Platform
The Developer SG Template Builder supports easy integration of multiple data sources into a single Smart Graphics interface. The Template Builder lets you create an intermediary data structure for mapping projects to any source data. Once you create the templates, you can visually connect to databases with: (1) ODBC Input, Query and Post modules; (2) XML modules for binding and querying XML data; (3) Web Service Modules for access to live data.
Corel Smart Graphics Studio provides a visual environment for creating enterprise-class applications with SVG, XML, XSLT and ECMAScript, all open standards supported by major software vendors and industry consortiums. It allows enterprise application designers to control the entire design-to-deployment process with an integrated set of tools.
The comprehensive Smart Graphics tool set for building scalable, extensible applications allows developers to (1) produce W3C-compliant SVG applications; (2) export well-formed XML, XSLT and SVG for development into other platforms; (3) consume WSDL and invoke XML Web services using simple drag-and-drop dialog boxes; (4) insert ECMAScript UI behaviors..." [from the product overview]
- Announcement 2003-04-30: "Corel Smart Graphics Studio Now Available."
- Corel Smart Graphics Studio website
- Corel Smart Graphics FAQ document
- "Corel Smart Graphics Studio." Corel Corporation White Paper. 16 pages.
- Corel Smart Graphics and the Value of XML-based Graphical Applications." Technical White Paper.
- Corel Smart Graphics Studio Product Overview
- Movies and Demos
- Multimedia Overview
- "W3C Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)" - Main reference page.