css3-html5-logoAs you probably found out, some time ago, the The World-Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has unveiled the HTML5 Logo. They launched more than a logo as they got also a full branding, including badges, t-shirts and stickers.

So, I suppose that’s a good thing, that HTML5 got some branding, sounds very interesting!

While looking at it and admiring it, as I find it very nice, I thought about how can I do it with CSS3 (typically for me).

What about the logo? It’s A Bird… It’s A Plane…

No, it’s the new HTML5 logo and in this article I’ll design it using only CSS!

HTML5-logo

Concept

Getting back to our work, I thought about the ingredients I’d need for this angular orange shield:

CSS borders shapes

I used borders in order to create the shield icon.

:before and :after pseudo-elements

Using this type of selectors it’s helpful when you want to achieve a minimal HTML markup.

CSS3 opacity and transform

Even if the article’s name says : “HTML5 Logo made with CSS3”, this isn’t mainly about CSS3, but, opacity and transform properties were very useful for this.

Custom font

The method I’ll use to display the 5 number is to include the Geo font via Google Font API.

I know it’s not identical, but, at the time I wrote this article, I found it quite similar. Instead, I’d appreciate if you could suggest me a better font to use for the number.

For a perfect result, I guess I could have used CSS3 skew transformation and a lot of empty divs to create the “5” number …

HTML5

<div id="wrapper">
    <span>5</span>

    <div class="inner"></div>
    <div class="inner left"></div>
    <div class="inner left cover"></div>    
</div>

CSS3

#wrapper {
        position: relative;
        width: 340px;
        margin: 10px auto 30px auto;
    }

    #wrapper span {
        font: normal 475px/305px 'Geo', serif;
        width: 340px;
        text-align: center;
        position: absolute;
        top: 0;
        z-index: 9999;
        color: white;
    }    

    #wrapper:before {
        content: '';
        display: block;
        /*340 total width */
        border-left: 30px solid transparent;
        border-right: 30px solid transparent;
        border-top: 345px solid #e34c26;
        width: 280px;
    }

    #wrapper:after {
        content: '';
        display: block;
        /*280 total width */        
        border-left: 140px solid transparent;
        border-right: 140px solid transparent;
        border-top: 40px solid #e34c26;
        width: 0;
        margin-left: 30px;
    }

    /**/

    .inner {
    position: absolute;
    top: 0;

    -moz-transform: scale(0.85);
    -webkit-transform: scale(0.85);
    -o-transform: scale(0.85);
    -ms-transform: scale(0.85);
    transform: scale(0.85);	
    }

    .inner:before {
        content: '';
        display: block;
        /*340 total width */
        border-left: 30px solid transparent;
        border-right: 30px solid transparent;
        border-top: 345px solid #f06529;
        width: 280px;
    }

    .inner:after {
        content: '';
        display: block;
        /*280 total width */        
        border-left: 140px solid transparent;
        border-right: 140px solid transparent;
        border-top: 40px solid #f06529;
        width: 0;
        margin-left: 30px;

        position: relative;
        top: -1px; /* Fix spacing */
    }

    /**/

    .inner.left {
        width: 170px; /* half from the 340px total width */
        overflow: hidden;
        -moz-transform: scale(1);
        -webkit-transform: scale(1);
        -o-transform: scale(1);
        -ms-transform: scale(1);		
        transform: scale(1);		
    }

    .inner.left:before {
        border-top-color: #e34c26;
    }

    .inner.left:after {
        border-top-color: #e34c26;
    }

    /**/

    .inner.left.cover {
        z-index: 10000;
        opacity: 0.1;
    }

Custom Font From Google Font API

<link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Geo' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>

My initial result:

HTML5-logo

I know it’s not perfect, especially the 5 number, but I hope you will still like it!

Updated result

I finally made it, I updated the initial HTML5 logo. Instead the custom font, empty divs were used in order to replicate the logo.

Now you have it! Minimal HTML markup, CSS3 transforms and pseudo-elements:-

HTML5

<div id="wrapper">        
    <div id="five">
        <div class="top"></div>
        <div class="left-top"></div>
        <div class="middle"></div>
        <div class="right"></div>
        <div class="bottom"></div>
        <div class="left-bottom"></div>      
    </div>

    <div class="inner"></div>
    <div class="inner left"></div>

    <div class="inner left cover"></div>    
</div>

CSS

h1 {
        font: bold 90px 'arial black';
        margin: 20px 0 0 0;
        text-align: center;
    }

    p {
        text-align: center;
    }

    /**/

    #wrapper {
        position: relative;
        width: 340px;
        margin: 10px auto 30px auto;
    }

    /**/

    #five {
        position: absolute; 
        z-index: 1;
        top: 0;
    }

    #five div,  #five div:after {
        position: absolute;
        background: #fff;
    }    

    #five .left-top {
        width: 40px;
        height: 130px;
        top: 72px;
        left: 70px;
        -webkit-transform: skew(5deg);
        -moz-transform: skew(5deg);
        -o-transform: skew(5deg);
		-ms-transform: skew(5deg);
		transform: skew(5deg);		
    }

    #five .top {
        width: 90px;
        height: 40px;        
        top: 72px;
        left: 80px;
    }

    #five .top:after {
        content: '';        
        left: 85px;
        top: 0;
        height: 40px;        
        width: 110px;
        -moz-transform: skew(-5deg);
        -webkit-transform: skew(-5deg);
        -o-transform: skew(-5deg);
		-ms-transform: skew(-5deg);		
		transform: skew(-5deg);
    }

    #five .middle {
        width: 96px;
        height: 40px;
        top: 162px;
        left: 75px;
    }

    #five .middle:after {    
        content: '';        
        top: 0;
        left: 96px;
        width: 80px;
        height: 40px;        
    }

    #five .right {
        left: 225px;
        top: 162px;
        height: 125px;        
        width: 40px;
        -moz-transform: skew(-5deg);
        -webkit-transform: skew(-5deg);
        -o-transform: skew(-5deg);
		-ms-transform: skew(-5deg);	
		transform: skew(-5deg);			
    }

    #five .bottom {	
        width: 90px;
        height: 40px;
        top: 260px;
        left: 87px;
        -webkit-transform: rotate(14deg);
        -moz-transform: rotate(14deg);
        -o-transform: rotate(14deg);  
		-ms-transform: rotate(14deg);		
		transform: rotate(14deg);		
    }

    #five .bottom:after {
        content: '';        
        left: 73px;
        top: -19px;
        height: 40px;        
        width: 94px;       
        -webkit-transform: rotate(-28deg);
        -moz-transform: rotate(-28deg);
        -o-transform: rotate(-28deg);
		-ms-transform: rotate(-28deg);	
		transform: rotate(-28deg);		
    }

    #five .left-bottom {	
        width: 40px;
        height: 65px;
        top: 222px;
        left: 80px;
        -webkit-transform: skew(5deg);
        -moz-transform: skew(5deg);
        -o-transform: skew(5deg);    
		-ms-transform: skew(5deg);	
		transform: skew(5deg);
    }

     /**/   

    #wrapper:before {
        content: '';
        display: block;
        /*340 total width */
        border-left: 30px solid transparent;
        border-right: 30px solid transparent;
        border-top: 345px solid #e34c26;
        width: 280px;
    }

    #wrapper:after {
        content: '';
        display: block;
        /*280 total width */        
        border-left: 140px solid transparent;
        border-right: 140px solid transparent;
        border-top: 40px solid #e34c26;
        width: 0;
        margin-left: 30px;
    }

    /**/

    .inner {
        position: absolute;
        top: 0;

        -moz-transform: scale(0.85);
        -webkit-transform: scale(0.85);
        -o-transform: scale(0.85);
		-ms-transform: scale(0.85);	
		transform: scale(0.85);		
    }

    .inner:before {
        content: '';
        display: block;
        /*340 total width */
        border-left: 30px solid transparent;
        border-right: 30px solid transparent;
        border-top: 345px solid #f06529;
        width: 280px;
    }

    .inner:after {
        content: '';
        display: block;
        /*280 total width */        
        border-left: 140px solid transparent;
        border-right: 140px solid transparent;
        border-top: 40px solid #f06529;
        width: 0;
        margin-left: 30px;

        position: relative;
        top: -1px; /* Fix spacing */
    }

    /**/

    .inner.left {
        width: 170px; /* half from the 340px total width */
        overflow: hidden;
        -moz-transform: scale(1);
        -webkit-transform: scale(1);
        -o-transform: scale(1);
		-ms-transform: scale(1);
		transform: scale(1);
    }

    .inner.left:before {
        border-top-color: #e34c26;
    }

    .inner.left:after {
        border-top-color: #e34c26;
    }

    /**/

    .inner.left.cover {
        z-index: 10000;
        opacity: 0.1;
    }

HTML5-logo

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Posted by: Dhiraj kumar

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