October 16, 2021

The WebKit Project Reveals its New Logo

For those of you who aren’t familiar, the WebKit Open Source Project is the development of WebKit’s open source browser and layout engine for the rendering of web pages in Apple’s Safari browser.

WebKit is also used by Dashboard, Mail, and some other OS X applications. A branch of WebKit is even used by Google Chrome.

These details aside, The WebKit Open Source Project has recently announced a brand new logo for the WebKit brand. This was found on their Twitter page recently where the new logo features prominently and is subjected to the opinions of followers.

open source WebKit 2015 logo

So far the reaction to the major logo change has been quite positive, as you can see here: https://twitter.com/webkit/status/627218318458535936

The logo change is quite major and this newer version of the WebKit logo is a totally different animal from its previous iteration. The only thing both have in common is the inclusion of the classic Safari compass logo, but even this has been dramatically simplified to its minimalist essentials.

The former logo for WebKit featured a computer drawn image of a fully detailed gold compass with a blue face and white hands resting inside a white cardboard box.

The new logo consists of three diagonally-angled rounded squares stacked vertically, with the bottom two differing shades of gold, and the third containing the blue Safari Compass logo in a minimalist style.

This more modern WebKit logo was created using Sketch and has been approved by the WebKit Project but as of this writing it’s still not up on the official WebKit site.

Stephan Jukic is a writer who focuses on writing about web design and educational topics for Ascend Training. When not busy writing , he spends his days enjoying life’s adventures either in Canada or Mexico, where he spends part of the year. Connect with Stephan on LinkedIn and Google+.

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