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.
Strong and true? Bright and bold? I think I just threw up in my mouth. HTML5 isn’t our knight in shining armor – it’s a cool new toy to play with. That’s what happens when design agencies take themselves too seriously. Personally I think it looks a bit dated, and doesn’t reflect anything going on in modern web design. Where are the rounded corners for gosh sakes? And drop shadows! Okay, those are CSS3 features, not HTML5. I think my design would have looked more like: < !5 />
I kind of preferred the unofficial, gold, 3D HTML5 logo that’s been floating around. It was a bit unrefined, but I thought it looked “techy” enough to represent.
But don’t mind my grumpy ramblings. What I do like are the icons that come with it. Each icon represents a piece of the HTML5 technology. I’ve already created the Club AJAX HTML5 badge that includes the technology we use and stuck it in the sidebar!
Okay W3C, I’ll get used to it.