An SVG That Isn’t All… SVG
SVG is absolutely a vector graphics format. But it’s more than that. You can set type in it. You can place raster graphics in it. There is interactivity and animation. It’s more like a multimedia graphics format. Over on the Media Temple blog, I walk through the creation of a multimedia graphic to show off some of those possibilities.
If we get SVG 2, it’ll be even more multimedia with the inclusion of audio, video, canvas, and more.
If you’d like to make SVG more of a part of you day-do-day workflow, and I suggest you do, pick up a copy of Practical SVG.