Yes, HTML5 gets an official logo from World-Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and along with it, a new way of outlining the conversation about latest web technologies. Nowadays, HTML5 becomes one of the great debatable topics, as it is the keystone of the W3C’s open web platform. Companies like Google and dedicated developers provide the ardent support in making HTML5 popular. If anything goes wrong with web development, HTML5 is treated as a magical remedy for every problem.
According to W3C
HTML5 logo “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. And it certainly doesn’t use tables for layout.”
Web designers and developers have freedom to use HTML5 official logo besides creating their own HTML5 badges. W3C also offers free stickers and T-shirts ($22.50) with the new HTML5 logo as well as HTML5 logo is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0.
HTML5 logo is designed by Ocupop, a firm that focuses on web design, branding, identity building and other design work. According to Michael Nieling, the Creative Director at Ocupop has said that “the term HTML5 has taken on a life of its own; there has been significant confusion and debate both within the developer community and in the public at large as to what exactly HTML5 is when the term is used outside of simply referring to the spec itself. This variability in perception is what inspired the project – a group of developers and HTML5 evangelists came to us and posed the question, ‘How can we better communicate all of the technologies and potential that HTML5 represents?’ …and the resounding answer was, the standard needs a standard. That is, HTML5 needs a consistent, standardized visual vocabulary to serve as a framework for conversations, presentations, and explanations moving forward.
Michael Nieling also says “HTML5, not only is a keystone, is a great metaphor for how HTML5 stands at the center of this current technology movement, but when it is finally designed it has started to take shape simultaneously as a coat of arms and badge of honor, we felt captured the spirit and substance of the open web platform and the community surrounding it.”
Moreover, Neiling concludes that, “Paul Rand was quoted at some point saying that great logos have ‘the pleasure of recognition and the promise of meaning.’ At first glance, people immediately see the number five, the badge, the power, and the excitement of this logo and the movement as a whole – they get that ‘pleasure of recognition’ – they get it instantly. Then the shape, the shading and very real latent meanings we talked about earlier also come through. That promise of meaning, that potential that the open web platform and the ‘new’ HTML5-driven web offers, that’s there too”
HTML5 is great though, because it allows you to utilize it in a way that can benefit all its users. It is a framework which has brought about major change in the web. Moreover, it can be used to build stronger and richer web application.