SVG Style - jQuery plugin to manipulate with styles of SVG in runtime
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jQuery.SVGStyle plugin

SVG Style - plugin to manipulate runtime with styles of SVG and and it's magic.

This is a simple way to manipulate with SVG-styles of "inline" data like url("data:image/svg+xml;base64,… ")!

Why you need use SVG at all?

SVG is an image format for vector graphics. It literally means Scalable Vector Graphics. Basically, what you work with in Adobe Illustrator. You can use SVG on the web pretty easily.

  • Small file sizes that compress well
  • Scales to any size without losing clarity (except very tiny)
  • Looks great on retina displays (Macbook Pro Retina, iPhone, iPad, etc)
  • Design control like CSS
  • Using SVG as an <img>

Many CSS-frameworks like Modernizr can help us detect the background-image with a supported format. One HTTP request will be made instead of two. Modernizr adds a class name of "no-svg" to the html element if it doesn't support SVG.


How it works, you can find here


jQuery 1.7.x or later.

Browser support

  • Internet Explorer >= 9.0
  • FireFox >= 4.0
  • Google Chrome >= 4.0
  • Safari >= 3.2
  • Opera > 9.00

Mobile browsers

  • Android Browser >= 3.0
  • Blackberry Browser >= 7.0
  • FireFox for Android >= 22.0
  • Google Chrome for Android >= 27.0
  • iOS Safari >= 3.2
  • Opera Mini >= 5.0
  • Opera Mobile >= 10.0

SVG support 84.39% todays browsers

How it works

Here is a simple SVGStyle usage:


    <script src=""></script>
    <script src="jquery.svgstyle.js"></script>


    .icon-github {
        display: inline-block;
        width: 32px;
        height: 32px;
        background-size: 100% 100%;
        background-repeat: no-repeat;
        background-image: url("data:image/svg+xml;base64,PD94bWwgdmVyc2lvbj…vc3ZnPg==");
        margin: 15px;


    <i class="icon-github" data-svg-style="fill:#bbb"></i>

Also you can use the dynamic change of style like $('#id').svgStyle('fill:#333') or $('.class').svgStyle('stroke: #b3b3b3; stroke-width: 5') or set it by default in tag data-svg-style="fill:#bbb".

And now you can set the color like data-svg-style="#xxx|#xxxxxx|rgb(x,x,x)" or .svgStyle('#xxx|#xxxxxx|rgb(x,x,x)')

Also allowed to use in styles like

  • rgb(x, x, x)
  • #bbb
  • #b3c3d3
  • 1.25em
  • 12px
  • and etc…

More information can be found here

Bower package Installation

You can install jquery-svgstyle by using Bower.


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Copyright © 2013 Vitalii Tereshchuk. Licensed under the MIT and GPL licenses.

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