Science Knowings: HTML Course For Social Media


From HTML Embedding to HTML SVG

In our previous session, we explored HTML embedding. Today, we dive into HTML SVG, a powerful technology for displaying vector graphics on the web.

SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)

SVG is a vector-based image format designed for the web. It's used to create scalable, interactive, and animated graphics.

Embedding SVGs

There are multiple ways to embed SVGs in HTML: using the <object> and <embed> elements and setting the CSS background-image property.

Advantages of SVGs

SVGs offer numerous advantages over raster images:

  • Responsive and Scalable: SVGs can adapt to different screen sizes and resolutions without losing quality.
  • Resolution Independent: They maintain their sharpness regardless of the display resolution.
  • Lightweight: SVGs are typically smaller in file size compared to raster images.
  • Accessibility: SVGs can be easily accessed and manipulated by assistive technologies.
  • Reusability: SVGs can be easily reused across multiple web pages.

Inserting SVGs with <object>

The <object> element allows you to embed external content, including SVGs, into your HTML.
<object data="image.svg" type="image/svg+xml"></object>

Inserting SVGs with <embed>

The <embed> element is similar to the <object> element, but it's specifically designed for embedding multimedia content, including SVGs.
<embed src="image.svg" type="image/svg+xml">

SVG Background with CSS

You can also use CSS to set an SVG as the background image of an element.
background-image: url("image.svg");


In our next session, we'll explore HTML MathML, a markup language for displaying mathematical equations and expressions on the web. Join us to learn how to elegantly present mathematical content.