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SVG: Ready for the web?

     
4:21 am on Dec 16, 2015 (gmt 0)

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I'm planning a new website and wondering if the time has yet come when we can safely put SVG images into websites. The concept fits so well with an HTML5 responsive design that I wanted to look into the possibility of moving my PNG and GIF images to SVG.

Are there a lot of browser support issues still?
4:52 am on Dec 16, 2015 (gmt 0)

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According to caniuse: [caniuse.com...] 96.12% of modern browsers support SVG in HTML5 but there are some SVG features that are not at that level yet.
7:38 am on Dec 16, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Interesting. If I import Japan information to that site the basic use percentage goes down to 76.09%

I see that IE8 has big issues. I've decided not to support those outdated browsers anymore, but the users are a bit vocal. ;)
Then even modern IE needs a CSS work-around (typical).

I might be able to get away with this. I don't really need the advanced SVG elements that are not yet widely supported. My first idea was to simply replace static graphics with SVG versions. That has the best support today. I'm not looking to animate images or use SVG fonts

Why hasn't there been more talk of using SVG images?