The Background Blog
The Background Blog covers topics at the cross section of web design, entrepreneurship, and all things SVG.
My surefire method to build a Twitter following
How do you grow a Twitter following? Tweeting value is important, but the missing piece for many accounts is attracting engaged followers. I’ll break down how.
READMatt Visiwig | Sep 17, 2021
I founded SVG Backgrounds: How I arrived at my perfect business idea
Hint: I didn’t come up with the idea out of the blue. Let’s track down the key moments of my journey, leading to the moment I noticed an opportunity.
READMatt Visiwig | Sep 8, 2021
How I created branded syntax highlighting for my WordPress blog
I wanted to colorize code snippets with my chosen colors. I found a JS library that works with Gutenberg, allowing me to add syntax highlighting to my WP blog.
READMatt Visiwig | Sep 1, 2021
How to add SVGs with CSS (background-image)
Let's look at how to add SVGs into the CSS property background-image and how the related background properties can transform the results.
READMatt Visiwig | Aug 25, 2021
How to optimize and reduce the file size of SVG images
I’m going to break down every possible way and a handful of tools to help you shed bytes from your SVG, so you can keep your website load times fast.
READMatt Visiwig | Aug 23, 2021
The fastest icons in the Wild Wild Web
In this article, I’m going to show you the fastest way to integrate icons into your web projects. Hint, it’s literally click and paste.
READMatt Visiwig | Aug 20, 2021
Why our design assets are priced as a subscription service
The subscription model works because the backgrounds aren't typical downloadable assets. We're a service that makes iterating webpage design quick and easy.
READMatt Visiwig | Aug 18, 2021
SVG Backgrounds launched in early 2018 and has been incrementally improved over the years. This page tracks the improvements and growing collection.
READMatt Visiwig | Feb 1, 2018