Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

HTML5 Gets a New Logo

Category: Announcements

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That’s all we needed, really, a new logo. Does anyone else feel the need to have this stitched onto a leotard with a cape? ;-)

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I like the idea in principle, but it seems like it’s too technical to make sense to end users. Why not create a brand for web apps, instead?

Comment by rauschma — January 18, 2011

I’ll try to be constructive with my opinion: this is simply stupid and useless.

Comment by auspex — January 18, 2011

The first thing to do with this logo is to have it in css3, not an image ;)

Comment by Ender — January 18, 2011

I really like the logo and the badge creator they launched. I won’t be encouraging clients to put this on their sites, but I think its a great way for developers, plugin creators, etc to spread awareness on their sites and project sites. Also, its great to have a fun way (think t-shirt) to discuss what I do with more people. It is far from being stupid or useless.

Comment by dcneiner — January 18, 2011

I’d agree with Jeremy Keith that go as far as saying its worse than stupid and useless: http://adactio.com/journal/4289/

Comment by kissmyawesome — January 18, 2011

It’s beyond strange. Now even the W3C forgot what HTML means. From their FAQ it’s still unclear what this new meaning of “HTML5″ encompasses and what not. And what does it stand for? Certainly not HyperText Markup Language version 5. If this is just about any and all “shiny new web stuff” they should call it Web 3.0.

Comment by bugme — January 18, 2011

Whether it’s technically right or not (and generally it’s not), there’s a clear trend that “HTML 5″ has become a term to refer to the next generation paradigm in web technology. Consider the way that “web 2.0″ got used and abused to represent the many trends that have happened over the last several years. As such, I think it’s actually fine and useful to have a logo. If it’s helpful in rallying the developer world to embrace the latest web standards than I’m all for it.

Comment by mattjive — January 18, 2011

I don’t like it. But at least it seems easy enough to draw with SVG.

Comment by okonomiyaki3000 — January 18, 2011

I agree with the preceding comments, insofar as this is especially weird, pointless, and blurs what HTML5 actually is. I really wonder what they were thinking, or who pushed the W3C to the place where they felt they needed this badge to communicate a concept to visitors of web pages they are (and still will be) oblivious to. Whatever happened to “don’t mention the mechanics”?

But what I especially don’t get is: If they really, really, REALLY needed to brand an ill-defined pseudo-standard, why on earth would they go with the iconography of anti-virus software, and make their badge a shield? To the common user, this badge on the bottom of a web page will look just about the same as a “this mail has been scanned for viruses” signature of an e-mail.

Poor, very very poor.

Comment by zosh — January 19, 2011

Isn’t it time for a new term?
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dhtml -> ajax -> html5 -> HNF
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(HTML NOT FLASH)

Comment by BenGerrissen — January 19, 2011

What happened Ajaxian? You used to be cool.

Comment by wtfajaxian — January 19, 2011

In the spirit of the web, this is already out of date. There is no HTML5, there is only HTML:

Comment by RobG — January 19, 2011

Ok, my link got lost in translation: HTML is the new HTML5

Comment by RobG — January 19, 2011

someone really like Captain America…

Comment by mindukas — January 20, 2011

no added value.

Comment by Morocco — January 23, 2011

How about some real news and more of it?

Comment by mschipperheyn — January 27, 2011

honestly, this sucks

Comment by tbogard — January 27, 2011

Cutting edge news right here.

Comment by elkaz — January 28, 2011

I just did a 3D anim logo just for fun here: http://html5logo.xilinus.com/
(only webkit)

Comment by sebgruhier — February 2, 2011

I’m going to side with bugme on this one. Using HTML5 to mean “HTML5, CSS3, SVG, JavaScript, …” makes it difficult to actually talk about just HTML5, the new markup language.

You can use pretty much all of CSS3, SVG, Canvas, WebGL, JavaScript, etc. without using any HTML5. For example, CSS3 doesn’t care what it is styling… be it HTML4, XHTML, or HTML5.

Of course, the only people who care about this distinction are people who would be having conversations about the details of the markup specs for HTML5 the markup language. And those people are probably smart enough to fuss out who is talking about what.

Oh, buzzwords! You are so silly! What can you do?

Comment by zachstronaut — February 9, 2011

okay… ‘nough of that pseudo-intellectual hobnobbin’: let’s talk super-science, and costumed capers! Now, who’s got the best idea for the cape, and tights? I was thinking– how about, arguably, the predecessor– the rather un-zilla of whatever the mOz robot bit is all about. yeah– have that robot guy wearing a cape w/ a sheild on it. hmm… and he could like shoot javascript-bolts from his pie-hole. aww-yeah. nyuk, nyuk. i’m thinkin’ contest. w3c sponsored. no! no! hehe.. what’s the Web Accessiblity Group?… yeah… they should sponsor it. ha

Comment by ajaxStardust — February 15, 2011

Well. New Logo does not mean really that much. does it?

Comment by Haartransplantation — February 22, 2011

Fantastic a new logo for HTML5

Comment by OpenSourceFuture — April 21, 2011

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