Royal flush playing cards

SVG-Z-cards

By Brandon Ardiente

Based on SVG-cards by David Bellot

Downloads: SVG-Z-cards 1.0 (LGPL)

PNG | SVG | Adobe Illustrator CS2 | Screenshot

Broken links fixed on May 5th, 2014. Sorry for the downtime!

So, what are SVG-(Z)-cards?

From David Bellot's SVG-Cards Website:

SVG-cards is a deck of cards entirely made using SVG. It has been released under the Lesser GNU Public License, so feel free to use it wherever you want, like web pages, games, the GNOME desktop, the KDE desktop, and so on...

And SVG is...?

Scalable Vector Graphics.

So, what's this 'Z' thing all about?

SVG-Z-cards is simply my cosmetic modification to David's already-beautiful deck. Per the original Lesser GNU Public License, I'm releasing my modifications. These modifications, of course, are also licensed under the LGPL.

There are also some other important differences between SVG-Z-cards and the original SVG-cards:

So, why create a whole new package, website, etc. for only minor cosmetic changes?

Excellent question.

  1. First and foremost, I loved David's 2.0.1 release of SVG-cards, except that the font bugged me a little. The deck's LGPL allowed me to modify David's original work with the stipulation that I release my modifications under the very same LGPL. So, here's a site to do that.
  2. Secondly, I've (unintentionally) made a fairly large code change to the original. Whereas David's deck is very lightweight (900KB) and coded in pure-SVG, my modified version is heavy (2.2 MB) and I make no guarantees about the purity of the underlying SVG (it's all Adobe generated code).
  3. Thirdly, I wanted to ensure that there was one location for my new deck on the web which explicitly gave David the credit he is due, while also describing the modifications that I made to his original.
  4. Finally, I like making more pages for my website :)

You still haven't answered my question about the 'Z' thing.

Right, right. Basically, the Z stands for Zwolfundein, which is the name of my upcoming game (which, incidentally, uses the SVG-Z-cards deck).

I still have more questions!!

You can contact me at [email protected].

© 2008, 2016 Brandon Ardiente | Last updated on February 2nd, 2016. | Originally posted on April 12th, 2008.