Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Make SVG background images backward compatible, part of Web Icons with SVG.
In this case, we're going to exploit a loophole…between older and newer browsers.…So what I'm going to do…is define the background image twice.…First, I'll set up this background rule…to point out the png.…So this will work for all browsers, both old and new.…Then, I'll set up an additional property here…for background image.…And in this property, I'll point at icons/misc/tag.svg.…Now if you're familiar with CSS,…you know what should happen here.…
Modern browsers will read this from top to bottom…
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