How to draw shapes using SVG in HTML5?

SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics and is a language for describing 2D-graphics and graphical applications in XML and the XML is then rendered by an SVG viewer. Most of the web browsers can display SVG just like they can display PNG, GIF, and JPG.

You can draw shapes like circle, rectangle, line, etc using SVG in HTML5 easily. Let’s see an example to draw a rectangle using SVG.


You can try to run the following code to draw a rectangle in HTML5. The <rect> element will be used

<!DOCTYPE html>
         #svgelem {
            position: relative;
            left: 10%;
            -webkit-transform: translateX(-20%);
            -ms-transform: translateX(-20%);
            transform: translateX(-20%);
      <h2>HTML5 SVG Rectangle</h2>
      <svg id="svgelem" width="300" height="200" xmlns="">
         <rect width="200" height="100" fill="green"/>