I found a royalty free
SVGimage on the net. I’m experimenting with web design using
SVG. The problem I’m having is that the
SVGbackground is white.
How do I delete / remove the white background, using Adobe Illustrator?
Try the Direct Selection tool (keyboard shortcut A, or the white mouse pointer in the toolbox) and see if you can click it.
If you can’t select and erase it, chances are the white “background” isn’t a background at all; rather, it’s the color of the artboard. It’s set as white in Illustrator for obvious reasons, but it’s ultimately an arbitrary thing. If you really want to change the artboard color, you can do that.