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SVG Movie Backgrounds: Andy’s Room and Overlook Hotel

svg / backgrounds

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

A series of serendipitous connections started me thinking about using tiled elements for , especially patterns inspired by movies.

SVG is uniquely suited for this, being infinitely scalable and (when correctly written) very small and fast to load. This article will introduce the code for the patterns; in the next, I’ll talk about techniques you can use to make your own SVG background images.

Web Developer Reading List: Introduction to SVG

reading lists / svg

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

“The forgotten fourth image format”, Scalable Vector Graphics languished in obscurity for almost a decade, pushed into a browser backwater by Internet Explorer’s lack of support. Now that IE 9 has joined the robust, tested support featured in all other browsers, SVG is finally coming into its own for frontend development.

This introductory reading list is just that: it explains the basics of using vector graphics in practical, everyday front end development, without delving too deeply into markup; I’ll be exploring those details in future articles.

More Tricks & Tips For Working With SVG in Adobe CC


Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 52 seconds

In previous articles I’ve explained how to work with SVG in Adobe Illustrator, and how SVG export has been improved in the Adobe suite. The most recent versions of Adobe PhotoShop and Illustrator feature further enhancements that make modifying and generating elements even easier and more productive:

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