For web design fans such as myself, the coming of HTML5 is a big deal. This latest version of HyperText Markup Language will represent the under lying structure of web pages for years to come.
What’s really cool is that HTML5 has it’s own logo:
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is encouraging web geeks to use the logo on websites and to emblazon it on things like T-shirts. So, of course, I had to create a mousepad for the occasion:
I not only used the HTML5 logo, but I also combined it with mouse art I created using IO Graph (see “Art Your Mouse Makes”). I created the layout with the logo in the lower left corner where it’s more likely to remain visible as a mouse is maneuvered. The “faster, cleaner, more semantic web pages” bit is a pretty standard description of what HTML5 has to offer, but I came up with the “Give Me 5!” tag line.
It’s a cold peel and it came out perfectly!
I have a couple other ideas for an HTML5 mousepad. Here’s an idea I did not use, because the artwork isn’t mine. It’s by Kevin Cappis of Surreal Places.
The bottom portion is a graphic available from the W3C.
My other idea is to create something based on the famous painting by Charles Demuth “I Saw the Number 5 in Gold”, only I’ll replace the word “Gold” with “HTML”.
Or maybe not…