The power of SVGs, however, was not always known to us in the world of web development. Depending on who you ask, cross-browser support for SVGs didn't come about until the release of Internet Explorer 9 in 2011. Since then, front-end developers still face frustrating inconsistencies in how IE chooses to resize them.
Because SVGs are such a relative newcomer to the FE frontier, our team has yet to establish a codified process for working with them. As such, this post aims to explore the fundamentals of the SVG standard as it applies to front-end web development, and in the process to outline a formal set of guidelines for working with SVGs.