Perhaps the best way to use SVG is "Inline SVG" - that is, putting SVG code right into your HTML. It works great!

See the Pen gpcDi by Chris Coyier (@chriscoyier) on CodePen.

A lot of this series will be about all the great stuff you can do using inline SVG, so I wanted to be very clear about what it is and how it works.

If you're concerned about having all that code all up in your HTML, know that:

  1. There is advantages to that sometimes (fast!)
  2. There are ways to make it external (also fast!)


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    Caroline Horn
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    What if I want to resize the inline svg but not have it maintain aspect ratio? Can you stretch an inline svg using position: absolute?

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