Colin Lord

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

I Know I Should Use SVGs But Don't Know How

Using SVG images are a lot like going to the gym. We all know we *should* be using them, but we end up putting it off for another project down the road. And when SVGs are used, they are often implemented in a way that doesn’t unlock their full potential.

During this presentation, we’ll discuss the best practices for SVG implementation and how they vary depending on the size and audience of your site. We will also go through what an SVG sprite is, how to create one, and why they’re awesome. According to Advanced Web Ranking.com, only 3% of sites on the internet use this technique...but 97% of browsers support it!

After this talk, you’ll be ready to work on your SVGs like you’ll be ready to work on your summer body!


Colin Lord

Senior Front End Developer, SmileDirectClub

Colin Lord is a Senior Front-End Engineer for SmileDirectClub. He’s been writing front-end code since the days of IE6...and has a few gray hairs to prove it! In addition to the traditional front-end stack, he has spent the last six years working in the healthcare industry. As a result, he has a strong background in accessibility. Before getting into healthcare, he worked in the entertainment and music industries for several years.

In his spare time, Colin competes in triathlons. He was born and raised in Atlanta and maintains a strong loyalty to Georgia-based Chick-fil-A and Coca-Cola. He currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Katy.

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