Using SVG to create a wavy background



August 12, 2020

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What's up guys? 😎✌

Today we'll check a very simple but cool snippet that was requested to me a ton a of times: creating a wavy background with SVG!

This is really simple, we basically just need to create a wavy shape (or whatever shape we want) using an svg element. To get the correct values for the path of the shape you can either: copy these values shown here, use an online svg tool that will give you these values or drawn a shape on a vector based software like Adobe Illustrator, export it as SVG and then open it with your IDE and you'll see these elements.

<section class="wavy"> <h1>Wavy background</h1> </section> <svg viewBox="0 0 500 200"> <path d="M0, 100 C150, 200 350, 0 500, 100 L500, 00 L0, 0 Z"></path> </svg>

After having the svg element with the shape we want, we just need to apply some CSS to set 'position: absolute', 'top: 0' and 'z-index: -1' on it so it will stay on the top of the page and behind any other content we have in here.

.wavy { padding: 5rem; color: white; } .wavy h1 { text-align: center; font-size: 2rem; text-transform: uppercase; font-weight: 800; letter-spacing: 0.1rem; } svg { position: absolute; top: 0; z-index: -1; fill: #45fce4; }

And that's it! Hope you liked it and let me know if you ever use these types of backgrounds on your projects 😁👌