SVG Sprites

Using SVG Sprites

SVG Sprites

by John Vincent

Posted on August 18, 2017

How to choose SVG icons, download them as a sprite and use them in your Application

This stuff ends up sprayed everywhere, so let's create a reference document.

SVG Icons and Sprites

There are many sites for downloading of SVG icons. Flaticon is a favorite.

Using as an example, select your icons into a collection.

  • Download collection
  • SVG Sprite
  • Downloads as a zip.
  • Unzip
  • Notice {file}.svg

Copy this file to views/partials/common/svgsprite.hbs

Can download a single icon as a SVG file.

  • Select icon
  • SVG
  • Customize your icon (choose color carefully)
  • Download

Edit views/partials/common/svgsprite.hbs and insert the svg code.

Create Icons

There are many solutions but I like Sketch

Use the icons

For example


<symbol id="delete" viewBox="0 0 348.333 348.334">
    <path d="M336.559,68.611L231.016,174.165l105.543,105.549c15.699,15.705,15.699,41.145,0,56.85 c-7.844,7.844-18.128,11.769-28.407,11.769c-10.296,0-20.581-3.919-28.419-11.769L174.167,231.003L68.609,336.563 c-7.843,7.844-18.128,11.769-28.416,11.769c-10.285,0-20.563-3.919-28.413-11.769c-15.699-15.698-15.699-41.139,0-56.85 l105.54-105.549L11.774,68.611c-15.699-15.699-15.699-41.145,0-56.844c15.696-15.687,41.127-15.687,56.829,0l105.563,105.554 L279.721,11.767c15.705-15.687,41.139-15.687,56.832,0C352.258,27.466,352.258,52.912,336.559,68.611z"/>
        <use xlink:href="#delete"></use>


h1 {
    color: palette(features, text);
    font-size: 1.6em;
    text-align: center;
    vertical-align: middle;
    svg {
        vertical-align: middle;
        padding-right: 5px;
        width: 45px;
        height: 45px;
        fill: palette(features, text);
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