Browse through Dribbble or Behance, and you’ll find designers using a simple technique to add texture to an image: noise. Adding noise makes otherwise solid colors or smooth gradients, such as shadows, more realistic. But despite designers’ affinity for texture, …
Why would we need to apply shadows to SVG?
- Shadows are a common design feature that can help elements, like icons, stand out. They could be persistent, or applied in different states (e.g.
Scott Turner, who has an entire blog “Exploring procedural generation and display of fantasy maps”, gets into why vector graphics seems on these surface why it would be bad for the look of a pencil stroke:
Something like this pencil
Greek mythology tells the story of Zeus creating the cloud nymph, Nephele. Like other Greek myths, this tale gets pretty bizarre and X-rated. Here’s a very abridged, polite version.
Nephele, we are told, was created by Zeus in the …
SVG is a great format for icons. Vector formats look crisp and razor sharp, no matter the size or device — and we get tons of design control when using them inline.
SVG also gives us another powerful feature: the …
This post is the first in a series about the power of CSS.
- Colorizing SVG Backgrounds (this post)
- Dropdown Menus
- Logical Styling Based On the Number of Given Elements
CSS is getting increasingly powerful, and with features like …