HTML5: It's Logoized! Prematurely!

By  |  Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 10:52 am

As Cnet’s Stephen Shankland is reporting, the World Wide Web Consortium has created a fancy logo for HTML5. (To me, it looks a little bit like Superman’s “S” and a little bit like a Tide box.) It’s even selling HTML5 T-shirts. I don’t remember any previous version of HTML getting that honor, although the news does remind me of an attempt to promote MP3 via a logo back in 2008.

I love HTML5 and want it to succeed–and yes, I understand that it’s a collection of technologies and standards rather than something specific. But ¬†it seems a tad premature to be promoting it with a logo when the industry still can’t even agree on basic stuff like how HTML5 video should work.

 
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  1. hermitnerd Says:

    I'm guessing, to raise awareness and add momentum to the HTML5 vs Flash video war that Apple has ignited?

  2. Brandon Backlin Says:

    What would be cool is the Consortium creating these logos WITH HTML 5.