This will make customisation of sites easier. Currently, the following image is used: Triangle

This uses only HTML and CSS and is supported by all "current" browsers (including IE6.0!)


Screenshots from different browsers:


  • As an aside: I assume that for most browsers the actual rendering is better than the screenshots at browsershots.org. :-)
    – Arjan
    May 8, 2010 at 11:54

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An interesting tip, but I think we want more control of the look for future sites.. until SVG is supported in HTML/CSS I don't think we're there yet.

  • @aviraldg yes, I made this decision Like a Boss May 8, 2010 at 11:20
  • Please tell me no one is using IE6 to access SO.
    – user145242
    May 8, 2010 at 11:59
  • @uncle brad: I was several weeks at a new job before I was granted local admin privileges. During that time I was forced to access SO with IE6. I thought about submitting several bug reports, but I'm sure Microsoft would have just told me to upgrade. May 8, 2010 at 14:16
  • @Bill, I'm so sorry. I trust you weren't permanently damaged.
    – user145242
    May 9, 2010 at 13:27

It might just be Safari on a Mac (my other browsers render fine), but I find the anti-aliasing of the CSS version quite ugly...

Example of ugly rendering

Hence: no, please.

  • Renders fine in Chrome, Firefox, Safari (the ones I tested)...
    – aviraldg
    May 8, 2010 at 11:26
  • Ah, @Aviraldg, you're right. On my Mac only Safari renders this horrible.
    – Arjan
    May 8, 2010 at 11:30
  • I'm on windows.
    – aviraldg
    May 8, 2010 at 11:32

There are many Stack Exchanges by now...

Gaming Webapps Photography Tex

...what is the advantage of SVG'ing all of these?

  • When I made this post, all StackExchange sites looked "the same" (a la Windows XP's themes) (SE 1.0)... so, that still made sense back then. And I was not talking about "SVGing" all of them.
    – aviraldg
    Jan 19, 2011 at 8:51
  • @Aviral Then you want to increase the number of HTTP requests on the site :)
    – badp
    Jan 19, 2011 at 8:52
  • The technique described above does not make any HTTP requests to the server.
    – aviraldg
    Jan 19, 2011 at 8:54

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