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CSS Animating SVG with CSS Transitions and Transforms Transitioning SVG Properties

Esen Espinosa
Esen Espinosa
5,064 Points

So, the first thing we learn changing fill properties in svg's is that CSS overrides markup? Isn't that opposit of CSS?

I mean, specificity.

1 Answer

Guil Hernandez
Guil Hernandez
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there, Esen Espinosa.

CSS can override SVG attributes just like it does with HTML attributes. SVG is a markup language for drawing graphics, which is done via inline attributes like fill, stroke, opacity, etc.

Those attributes are usually baked-in the SVG markup after exporting to SVG from a tool like Illustrator or Sketch. So in this case, it's OK to use CSS to change attributes on interaction states.

Hope this helps.