|Abdul Fattah Ismail|
Website designers are some of the more modest professionals I meet on a daily basis. They take strong pride in understanding the full dynamics of their project, from the mathematical measurements to the shades of their color spectrum. Therefore, it is interesting to gage the feelings of a new logo released this week. Some designers have done so already.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) released a logo for HTML5. It is a striking development aimed to champion the virtues of an open web platform. Developers using HTML5, CSS, SVG, and other technologies are urged to post the logo on their respective websites. Reception among web designer communities has been cautionary. Some designers feel that the W3C is merely looking to gain publicity for their collective. Others are excited about the logo and will post it for solidarity.
As a marketer, I feel that this is an interesting step towards developing a linear set of code standards for open source development. The logo is bold with a steely trim. I feel that the number also adds some ingenuity, showing reverence to the past but also taking initiative for the future. I urge web developers and designers to leave their thoughts below. Thank you. Here is also a FAQ board on the mission between the HTML5 logo.