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Optimizing SVG Patterns to Their Smallest Size

March 31, 2022
Optimizing SVG Patterns to Their Smallest Size

I recently created a brick wall pattern as part of my #PetitePatterns series, a challenge where I create organic-looking patterns or textures in SVG within 560 bytes (or approximately the size of two tweets). To fit this constraint, I have gone through a journey that has taught me some radical ways of optimizing SVG patterns so that they contain as little code as possible without affecting the overall image quality.

I want to walk you through the process and show you how we can take an SVG pattern that starts at 197 bytes all the way down to a mere 44 bytes — a whopping 77.7% reduction!

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