SVG Patterns — Build More Complex Patterns With Images, Attributes, And Nesting

Patterns for web design elements are usually created with images. While some patterns can be created using CSS alone, most involve images of some kind. Fortunately SVG makes it easy to create simple and more complex patterns that can scale with your design and likely require fewer http requests.

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How To Work With SVG Patterns

Patterns are useful design elements. They can provide contrast, create a sense of depth, and add interest to a composition. SVG makes it easy to create and use patterns that are limited only by your imagination.

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How To Create SVG Arrowheads and Polymarkers — The marker Element

A common graphic element drawn with SVG are arrowheads. You could create a new one for each line, but that duplicates code. You could reuse a graphic you defined in <defs> or <symbol> elements, but then you have to move and rotate your arrowhead with each new line. Better would be to make things easy on yourself and use a <marker> element.

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How To Define SVG Content for Reuse — The defs, symbol, And use Elements

An ability to define code in one location and reuse it in another helps you make your code more modular, maintainable, and readable. SVG provides that ability through elements that define the code and elements that reference it for reuse.

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How To Structure Your SVG Code — The <g>, <title>, And <desc> Elements

What’s the best way to organize your SVG code? If all you want to draw is a line or simple shape there’s not much to organize, but what about SVGs with multiple shapes and lines that combine to form a more complex whole?

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