HTML5 gets a bold new logo

18 Jan 2011

The World-Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has revealed a logo for HTML5, providing a brand for the new web technology.

The orange logo has a bold, sharp design, almost making it look like a shield. According to the W3C, this is to reflect its strength for web development.

“It stands strong and true, resilient and universal as the markup you write,” said the website unveiling the logo.

“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,” it said.

The logo was designed by Ocupop, a boutique agency which focuses on branding and identity.

The site also describes HTML5 as “the cornerstone of the W3C’s open web platform; a framework designed to support innovation and foster the full potential the web has to offer.”

Users can also build a badge to show they use HTML5 and the site offers stickers and T-shirts of the logo for web fans.