Scalable Vector Graphics / SVG In the header, footer, article, nav and aside sections of his HTML5 page SVG elements are used. That means HTML5 and SVG can be combined very easily. SVG allows text, image and hyperlink insertion. Scalable Vector Graphics / SVG and CSS The CSS3 properties such as background-color, and font-size can be used in svg. There is one exception. The color property does not work in SVG. In stead of the color property SVG uses the fill property. The fill property is applied inside the SVG elements. Fill is not allowed in the CSS3 definition.