Mondrian is a smart and easy-to-learn vector graphics web app.
UNMAINTAINED REPO: I wrote this in college for fun and am keeping it up for posterity.
Mondrian offers all the tools needed to create, modify, and export simple SVG files.
- Basic editing capabilities
- Strict drawing with the pen tool
- Loose drawing with the crayon tool
- Shape manipulation (scaling & rotation)
- Individual point manipulation with bezier controls
- Basic typography
- Zoom, eyedropper
- Smooth, efficient tools & operations
- File import (via
- File export
- PNG (via
- Clean UI
- Minimal "flat" aesthetic with little visual distraction
- A smart UI that shows only utilities that can be used at that moment
- Basic dot grid with snapping for layout
Mondrian also supports undo/redo through a (somewhat rough and unstable) file history API that
- stores operations, not states
- is tiny and JSON-serializable, so it can be persisted to a server and loaded back up in another session
- can visually reconstruct a file's entire history step-by-step
There are no tests written for this system. It's a big todo.
Running the app
Mondrian is a simple static site.
To run it locally for the first time you have to clone the repo, install the dependencies, and build the source files.
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:artursapek/mondrian.git cd mondrian npm install cake build cake server
localhost:3000 in your web browser, and there you have it!
You can also access the latest stable build at mondrian.io.
Running the local server
Building the app
It features a dumb progress bar that's based off the last compile time. It's actually pretty accurate.
> cake build [██████ ] 14 seconds remaining
The entire app is written in Coffeescript. You have to manually compile the app every time you make changes.
The source files are specified in an ordered map in
They are nested under their directory names. You can specify a different
directory name using the
null means no directory.
src: !!omap - setup: - _dir: null - settings - setup - userInterface: - _dir: ui - selection - geometry: - posn - line-segment
src/settings.coffee src/setup.coffee src/ui/selection.coffee src/geometry/posn.coffee src/geometry/line-segment.coffee
There's a lot to do! Read CONTRIBUTING.md for a list of what you can work on, context around the project, and guidelines.
Mondrian officially supports only the latest desktop stable versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.
All of the Mondrian code and documentation is available under the MIT License.
You're welcome to contact me at email@example.com.