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Thoughts on the HTML5 logo

January 25, 2011

The new HTML5 logo has been released and I have some thoughts on its design. What are yours?

In case you've been living in a cave

The good

Small html5 logo, grayscaleWell, I like the color and it looks good in black and white/grayscale. Also, it seems immediately "branded," so I don't imagine there will be much confusion when web-savvy folks see the logo.

The bad

Slomin Shield LogoIt kind of looks like a 'S' and the smaller the logo gets, the more it looks like an 'S'. Logo's are supposed to scale well, I'm not sure this one pulls that off. Also, it reminds me of the Slomin shield.

HTML5 Logo

The ugly

Simply put, it isn't. I don't find anything outright ugly or displeasing about the logo. Furthermore, it looks like it belongs on the web; like it belongs to a website. It has that web quality to it that seems to define a well-designed webapp logo. As it should, after all, it is a logo for a web technology.

By the way

I don't claim to be a logo designer or analyst but this seems like something worth talking about. So, take my opinions with a grain of salt, though I don't really think that disclaimer needs to be explicitly stated on a blog...

HTML5 has a logo now.

Your thoughts?

What are your thoughts on the logo? Please leave a comment and let me know.

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