Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Add SVG as an inline element, part of Web Icons with SVG.
Now, if you've worked with images before on the web…this may sound a little weird and…cause a bit of cognitive dissidence…because it doesn't sound right…to place images into the document itself.…But you have to remember SVGs are not regular images.…If we go into the icons folder and miscellaneous…and actually look at header-bg.svg,…you'll see this is a web document.…It just happens to display graphics.…So what the SVG's doing is providing the browser…with instructions on how to draw the graphics on the fly.…
SVG is an XML-based method for instructing the browser to draw scalable vector graphics based on defined shapes and coordinates. The challenge with SVGs is they are not like other graphic files: Rather than a grid of pixels, they are code instructions interpreted by the browser on the fly. This poses some unique challenges and unique opportunities when it comes to implementation. In this course, you'll learn various methods to deploy SVG icons in webpages, each with its own use cases, benefits, and drawbacks. Morten Rand-Hendriksen shows how to insert individual SVG images, add SVGs as inline elements and SVG sprites via the command line, and automate SVGs with Grunticon. Plus, get tips on making your graphics backward-compatible and accessible, and using SVG icons in WordPress.
- SVG vs. icon fonts
- Getting existing SVG icons
- Creating your own icons
- Adding individual SVG icons to webpages
- Adding SVG as an inline element or background image
- Using external and inline SVG sprites
- Automating SVG generation with Grunticon
- Using SVG icons in WordPress