Julesfrog Julesfrog - 1 year ago 91
CSS Question

Background-size with SVG squished in IE9-10

I have a div set with a background image:

<div>Play Video</div>

with the following CSS:

div {
background-image: url('icon.png');
background-image: url('icon.svg'), none;
background-size: 40px 40px;
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-position: 90% 50%;
padding: 20px;
width: 150px;

The background size is respected in Firefox, Safari and Chrome. In IE8, the SVG is replaced by the PNG file. However, in IE9 and IE10, the SVG file is drastically sized down. The problem seems to be linked to the width and height of the div. If I add a height of 150px, the SVG is rendered properly. If I make it smaller (i.e. 100px) the graphic starts to shrink.

Has anyone found a way to fix this issue in Explorer? Is there a way to tell IE to use the background-size value independently of the width and height of the div?


Be sure that your SVG has a width and height specified. If you're generating it from Illustrator, ensure that the "Responsive" box is unchecked as this option removes width and height.