The Background Blog
The Background Blog covers topics at the cross section of web design, entrepreneurship, and all things SVG.
New: 120 device and web iconsProduct Update:
The new icons include electronic tech devices from smartphones and computer equipment to coding symbols and more. The Triple Threat Set is now at 480 icons.
READMatt Visiwig | Dec 4, 2023
New: 60 more icons addedProduct Update:
I added 20 new icons in each of the 3 styles (outline, solid, and duo-tone), icons include a question mark, webcam, target, lightbulb and question mark.
READMatt Visiwig | Nov 22, 2023
New: 60 math and symbol icons addedProduct Update:
I added 20 new icons consisting of math operation symbols and arrows. I'm continually adding new designs to build up this Triple Threat icon set.
READMatt Visiwig | Nov 7, 2023
New: 120 icons added to Triple Threat setProduct Update:
The new direction of SVG Backgrounds is to expand from backgrounds into other SVG-based graphics. I've added close to 1000 graphics in the last 6 months.
READMatt Visiwig | Oct 25, 2023
Introducing Triple Threat IconsProduct Update:
I'm excited about releasing this special icon set, where each icon has multiple styles that work seamlessly together as one.
READMatt Visiwig | Oct 11, 2023
Triple Threat Icons Documentation
Triple Threat Icons uses SVG and CSS magic to create multi-state website icons, where these icons can have a regular, hover, and selected state.
READMatt Visiwig | Oct 10, 2023
Added content-wide searchProduct Update:
Content-wide search has been on my roadmap for a while, but until my recent work building up the new SVG collections, hasn't been as necessary.
READMatt Visiwig | Sep 14, 2023
New: 10 backgrounds with animationProduct Update:
One of the most common requests I've been fielding from customers is to get more animated backgrounds, so I doubled the collection size.
READMatt Visiwig | Sep 1, 2023
How to make animated loading graphics with only SVG
We’re going to create animated preloaders with SVG and nothing else. No CSS or JS is required. Once you know the basics, it’s easy to make variations.
READMatt Visiwig | Aug 25, 2023
New: 132 Geometric DoodlesProduct Update:
After starting off the doodle series with single purpose sets (underlines, circles, and arrows), I decided to create a wider range of decorative doodles.
READMatt Visiwig | Aug 15, 2023
New: 24 Animated loading graphicsProduct Update:
I designed 24 SVG preloaders. You'll be able to adjust the color, speed, and size of the preloaders. Link provided so you can view the collection.
READMatt Visiwig | Aug 1, 2023
New: 200 plump icons releasedProduct Update:
This is version 1 of the first set of icons I ever designed. The icons are all designed on a 24x24 grid and are all a single solid color.
READMatt Visiwig | Jul 18, 2023
Creating vector doodles by drawing on paper
Explore the first of a three-part series, mastering the creation of organic, textured vector doodles from your hand-drawn sketches.
READMatt Visiwig | Jul 11, 2023
New: 45 Circle doodlesProduct Update:
The latest release of my doodle series features ovals that you can use to circle keywords or other elements. The doodle style is hand-drawn.
READMatt Visiwig | Jul 5, 2023
10 new backgrounds: blobs, depth, and gradientsProduct Update:
I've been rounding out the background collections, so they all contain closer to 20 backgrounds. That's why I created for various collections this time.
READMatt Visiwig | Jun 27, 2023
New: 64 Arrow doodlesProduct Update:
I continued designing more SVG doodle graphics, this time focusing on hand-drawn arrows. One of the new features I've added is that these arrows can be rotated.
READMatt Visiwig | Jun 15, 2023