January 29th, 2011
HTML5. Icon design

Along with the release of HTML 5 (which I posted about here before), the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) have released these images of the new branding graphics.

About the main logo the say “It stands strong and true, resilient and universal as the markup you write. It shines as bright and as bold as the forward-thinking, dedicated web developers you are. It’s the standard’s standard, a pennant for progress.” As a banner and signpost for HTML 5 development it works, even if it does look a little bit like a comic book hero. But what I feel really works is the Icon graphics for the different components which make up HTML 5. These icon graphics look so futuristic, they look very solid and they make sense.

The HTML 5 logo and icons are licensed under Creative Commons, meaning the user is free to use them any way they see fit. This is just an indication how W3C want the logo design and icon graphics to penetrate the web and, as there is already t-shirts and stickers available, the real world too. It makes coders look cool and it can be a streamlined brand. Now if W3C took the lessons they learned from this branding exercise, and apply it to their own brand, the world of coding would be a better place.

 

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