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Practical SVG by Chris Coyier

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Chapter 9. Fallbacks

WE’VE TALKED ABOUT HOW browser support for SVG is pretty good, but not ubiquitous. IE 8 and Android 2.3 don’t support it at all, and I’d say those are pretty reasonable browser-support targets for a lot of websites. Does that mean we give up on using SVG for sites that need to accommodate them? Absolutely not. We don’t need to punish newer browsers for older browsers’ lack of support, just as we don’t need to punish older browsers with broken design and functionality.

The fallback approach that will work for you depends on how you are using SVG. But first things first.

DO YOU NEED A FALLBACK AT ALL?

Sometimes the way we use images is purely ...

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