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Development Tools Introduction to Front End Performance Optimization Combine and Minify Assets Create a Sprite Map

Tanner Cruiseship
Tanner Cruiseship
5,707 Points

Explain syntax pls?

It seemed like Nick was just copying code from a bunch of files into one bigger file. He never explained what anything in the code was doing. So for instance on this bit of code:

<svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" viewBox="0 0 161.4 188.9" enable-background="new 0 0 161.4 188.9"><path d="M.7 50h158l-80 63zm98.7 53l-20.7 17-20.7-17-57.3 51h158zm-98.7-47v88.7l50.3-44.4zm158 0v88.7l-49.7-44.4z" fill="#A6A6A6"/></svg>

What are the <svg> tags with the url doing? Where did he get the coordinates for the viewbox? What are the rest of the tags for and where is the file with the actual image? I'm so lost...

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
210,475 Points

An SVG is an actual image. Unlike a raster image as you might have in JPG format, it is a vector image. The viewbox values and other tags were probably generated by a drawing program that was used to create the image.

Just paste the code into an HTML document and you can view the image in a browser. Here's a copy that I have enclosed in a DIV element to constrain the size:

  <div style="width:200px">
    <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" viewBox="0 0 161.4 188.9" enable-background="new 0 0 161.4 188.9">
      <path d="M.7 50h158l-80 63zm98.7 53l-20.7 17-20.7-17-57.3 51h158zm-98.7-47v88.7l50.3-44.4zm158 0v88.7l-49.7-44.4z" fill="#A6A6A6"/>
    </svg>
  </div>