Shape separator

OSCC · CSS, Visual · Jan 4, 2021

Uses an SVG shape to create a separator between two different blocks.

  • Use the :after pseudo-element to create the separator element.
  • Use background-image to add the SVG (a 24x12 triangle) shape via a data URI. The background image will repeat by default, covering the whole area of the pseudo-element.
  • Use the background of the parent element to set the desired color for the separator.
<div class="shape-separator"></div>
.shape-separator {
  position: relative;
  height: 48px;
  background: #9C27B0;

.shape-separator:after {
  content: '';
  background-image: url("data:image/svg+xml,%3Csvg xmlns='' viewBox='0 0 24 12'%3E%3Cpath d='m12 0l12 12h-24z' fill='transparent'/%3E%3C/svg%3E");
  position: absolute;
  width: 100%;
  height: 12px;
  bottom: 0;

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