Add animated SVG to your website
Updated on: January 27, 2020
With CSS, you can use one of the following tags:
a) Using an <img> tag
<img src="sample.svg" /> . Please note that interactivity for <img> tags are disallowed in most browsers, so in case you’ve selected ‘Animate on mouse over’ for your SVG when you’ve exported it, this will not work with an <img> tag. You can use an <object> tag instead.
In some cases, a certain SVG with CSS will work perfectly fine in Chrome and it will be broken in Safari. One of the reasons might be a new update. Please also check if you are using the latest version of your browser.
b) Using an <object> tag
If you’ve made an interactive SVG, you should use the <object> tag instead of <img>
<object type="image/svg+xml" data="sample.svg"></object>
In this case,the SVG will not be available on image search. To fix this, you can use an <img> tag as fallback:
<object type="image/svg+xml" data="sample.svg">
<img src="sample.svg" />
c) Using inline SVG in HTML5
This means that you will simply place the SVG code inside HTML:
<svg viewBox="0 0 100 100" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
<circle cx="50" cy="50" r="40" stroke="blue" stroke-width="4" fill="red" />
It supports interactivity, but the SVG will not be available on image search.
Still got questions? Send us an email to email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can.