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Using fonts in SVG

A year after SVG 1.0 was introduced back in 1999, SVG fonts was introduced with intention to allow designers to design SVG graphics with any fonts they like and have the fonts showing up correctly on the end user browser. But 18 years later now, how ...

Neel Singh

October 28, 2018

How to create a customized vector background for your website within 1 minute

Searching high and low to get a vector background for your website? Want to get a vector wallpaper quick but don’t want to be paying for stock vector graphics? You can now create a vector background like below for yourself in less than 1 minute! ...

Yi Qian

October 25, 2018

5 Great Reasons you should be using Google Fonts to Design SVG Images

Great typography adds to a great design. But oftentimes, getting a decent custom fonts showing up properly on screens comes at a price, either with extra effort or compromising in quality or even both. We experimented to find out the best way t...

Yi Qian

August 30, 2018

The Best Way to Export a Web-Ready SVG from Illustrator (2018)

When exporting SVG from Illustrator, you're prompted with many options. So which settings are the best to produce a web-ready SVG?

Yi Qian

August 29, 2018

Supercharge Vecta’s functionality with JavaScript based plugins

Vecta is more than just a normal browser-based SVG editor, it's especially powerful when you have all the flexibility you need to make the most out of the platform. Plugins can drastically change the way you work, saves time and enhances productivi...

Neel Singh

August 23, 2018

Color selection made easy

Found yourself scratching head to pick a professional looking yet interesting color to give a final touch to your drawings? We worked some magic and created a color stencil in Vecta, for everyone who needs good colors laid out in their drawings w...

Yi Qian

July 28, 2018

You can now use Google Fonts in Vecta

When you’re drawing diagrams or illustrations in Vecta, sometimes you find yourself wanting to use some of your favorite fonts in your drawings. Now you can. Google fonts is now available in Vecta, and you have more than 800 font families to choos...

Yi Qian

July 20, 2018

Making SVG easier to use (Why we build Nano)

There are a multitude of ways to embed SVG, each of them fraught with gotchas and compromises. In our quest to make SVG easier to use, we looked at different approaches and this is the story on why we build Nano.

Thomas Yip

May 27, 2018

Comparing SVG and PNG file sizes

You may have heard that SVG have the lowest size while offering the best quality. Is it true? Why are developers still using srcset and generating PNG @ 1x, 2x and 3x resolution? Can you save any bandwidth with using SVG instead of PNG?

Thomas Yip

May 26, 2018

The best way to embed SVG on HTML (2018)

You've probably came across various ways to embed SVG in HTML, but with the latest browser and technology updates, do we still need an <object> tag or can we use <img> instead? What are their pros and cons and how do they compare?

Thomas Yip

May 25, 2018

How Nano compresses SVG

Wanted to know how Nano compresses SVG? Of course you do, so let's have a look at the long list of techniques we used to compress your SVG.

Thomas Yip

May 08, 2018

How we ate our own dog food and used ONLY SVG on our website

It all began when we have a small problem, we wanted a small icon on our Google signup button, everything looks perfect, except when we view our website on high resolution or retina displays, and began to see pixelation:

Thomas Yip

May 03, 2018

A guide to getting sharp and crisp SVG images on screen

Have you created any images lately that does not seem to be as sharp as you would like? Are you constantly adjusting your SVG coordinates to ensure your images are sharp?

Thomas Yip

June 30, 2017