The W3C have unveiled a logo for HTML5, which they define as “a general-purpose visual identity for a broad set of open web technologies, including HTML5, CSS, SVG, WOFF, and others.” Makes sense to use a buzzword to popularize open technologies.
In addition to a logo for HTML5 itself, specific classes of features and technologies are also given logos of their own. The logos are clean, but not always clear, visual representations of the technology they represent. Here are the classes, the technologies they cover and their corresponding logos:
The idea is that one can build a badge based on the class of features used on their site to tout their usage of open standards. Here is an example of a badge for a website that uses HTML5 semantics, CSS3, multimedia, and connectivity:
Some people are obviously upset by the move since the W3C is one people look up to to clarify the current confusion of standards rather then giving said confusion a visual identity. While this identity crisis is certainly not a good thing, fortunately, this logo has not yet been declared as “official” by the W3C, leaving it up to the community to embrace it before declaring it official.