How to Style and Animate SVG Elements with CSS

Styling SVG icons with css

Intro to Scalable Vector Graphics

What is SVG?

Why Use SVG?

Step 1: Set Up the Icons in Illustrator

Choose 3 different icon states.

Choose 3 different icon states.
Choose 3 different icon states.

Step 2: Set Up Your Workspace

Create different artboards for the three different states.

Create different artboards for the three different states.
Create different artboards for the three different states.

Step 3: Save As and Optimize the SVG

Save As and Optimize the SVG
Save As and Optimize the SVG

Step 4: Optimize the SVG Code

The SVG code is ready to be optimized.

The SVG code is ready to be optimized
The SVG code is ready to be optimized

Step 4: Style the SVG Code with CSS

Use CSS to style the icons.

  • neutral (#007AFF)
  • success (#5AD427)
  • failure (#FF4981)

Also style the SVG hover states with CSS.

Animate the SVG with CSS: Change the color state of the icon

Bonus Tip: Style an Icon Group

Advantages of Styling and Theming Icons

References

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