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This post is part of my Today I learned series in which I share all my web development learnings.

Today I discovered the entry for vector-effect: non-scaling-stroke. Using vector-effect you can control if transformation such as scale should be applied to the stroke width. Fancy!

If you define vector-effect="non-scaling-stroke" you can guarantee that the stroke width stays the same no matter if transformations are applied. This functionality can be useful when you're building interactive SVG animations.

Learn more about it by playing with the demo below. Change the scale value and find that the stroke width scales on the x and y axis, too. Change vector-effect to non-scaling-stroke and see that the stroke width stays the same. 💪

Read more about vector-effect on MDN. Have fun and happy scaling!

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