As if the mainstream isn’t confused enough as it is, the W3C has gone ahead and unveiled a new logo for HTML5 and used it as the umbrella term for the latest technologies in front-end web development, much to all the standardistas’ protests.
HTML5 is HTML but now, apparently, it now also encompasses CSS3, the new audio and video formats, and even more jargon like geolocation, web sockets, SVG, and so on.
Another interesting development is the resurgence of standards compliance buttons that were in vogue years before the term “social media” even existed. Still not thrilled about a craze that doesn’t really blend well in designs.
At least they look cooler now? There seems to be a bit of a superhero vibe to the logo (with the shield and the “5” looking like Superman’s “S”) and the rest of the symbols.