When the W3C announced their HTML5 logo last week, we were a smidgen skeptical about the whole thing. Branding? on my pages? It’s less likely than you think.
So, before the blog launched, we took a minute to visualize what we saw when we looked at the logo and the suggested badge available on the HTML5 page. Like in the old Bugs Bunny cartoons, we couldn’t help but seeing a giant popsicle labeled “sucker”, because, well, we’ve been through this thing before, and it wasn’t pretty. Remember Netscape Now badges? (Yes, we’re that old). Nerduo loves HTML5, so don’t get us wrong.
In conclusion: this is what we made. Take it for a spin (ideally after copying the image to your own server). Because snarkyness is what makes the web so awesome. Right?
It’s been 25 years since “Hackers” was published. Author Steven Levy reflects on the book and the movement.