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Re: An HTML5 logo

From: Axel Rauschmayer <axel@rauschma.de>
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2011 07:54:38 +0100
Message-Id: <1641AC6A-F72E-4C02-8B97-7C0E49E7E863@rauschma.de>
Cc: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
To: marcosc@opera.com
Yes, the logo looks awesome!

But I think we should clarify who the logo is for: Techies or end users. All the logo mission statements that I have read point to the former group, but I think it makes more sense to target the latter group. Then HTML5 might not be a good brand [1].

[1] http://www.2ality.com/2011/01/branding-web-technologies-and-new-html5.html

On Jan 23, 2011, at 4:49 , Marcos Caceres wrote:

> Hi Philippe,
> Logos look nice! however, I'm baffled as to why HTML5 logo site mix in
> things like WebGL and CSS 3, which are clearly not part of the HTML
> Standard (as it is now known;))? Who made the choice of what
> technologes were to be included or excluded from the set of
> technologies that make up the logo sets? I ask because it's poignant
> and a little demoralizing to us who have been working for many years
> to see W3C Widgets excluded from the list. I'm sure I'm not the only
> one feeling a bit confused by the W3C's lack of communication about
> this project or why the W3C chose to exclude widgets and other
> technologies? Did I miss the memo?
> Kind regards,
> Marcos
> On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 2:03 PM, Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org> wrote:
>> Dear Web Application Working Group,
>> Today W3C introduced an HTML5 logo for public consideration:
>> http://www.w3.org/News/2011#entry-8992
>> The W3C Communications Team is excited about the HTML5 logo, developed
>> with community support, and hopes it will help you promote your work.
>> The logo is intended to be a general purpose visual identity for HTML5
>> and other web application technologies. It doesn't imply conformance;
>> just "this is about open web application technologies."
>> This is not yet the official W3C Communications Team logo for HTML5. We
>> look forward to broad community adoption in order to make it so.
>> For more information about the logo, see the logo home page [1] and faq
>> [2].
>> Thank you,
>> Philippe Le Hégaret, Interaction Domain Lead
>> [1] http://www.w3.org/html/logo/
>> [2] http://www.w3.org/html/logo/faq
> -- 
> Marcos Caceres
> Opera Software ASA, http://www.opera.com/
> http://datadriven.com.au

Dr. Axel Rauschmayer
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