Is there an official JavaScript logo/icon or there is no official logo or icon at all? If not, which icon do you consider to be the most representative when refering to JavaScript? I am just curious, because PHP has an recognizable icon, perl has, ruby, python etc. all the other languages have some sort of official logo or icon.

  • JS [11 more to go]
    – PhD
    Sep 9, 2012 at 20:11
  • link to that logo/icon?
    – Derfder
    Sep 9, 2012 at 20:18
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    This is not a user experience question. Questions should be related to user experience problems that you have a question about. Requesting information on a logo isn't such a question and isn't suited to a StackExchange site.
    – JonW
    Sep 9, 2012 at 21:06
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    actually this is a user experience question, most notably because user experience is subjective.
    – albert
    Jan 21, 2013 at 22:23
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There is probably no "official" icon, because there is no body officially "governing" JavaScript. See also this related Stack Overflow question about the "official" manual on JavaScript. Instead, JavaScript is a derivative of ECMAScript. Glancing over the official ECMAScript website I don't see any official logo's or icons for ECMAScript either, not even in the specification documents (for version 3 nor for version 5).

Interestingly, the Wikipedia article on JavaScript showed in past this logo, which I'd personally never seen before:

Unofficial logo from JSConf EU 2011

In response to your second question: I guess if I must choose then I would go for any icon in my existing house style with these two features:

  • Capitals "JS"
  • Indication that the icon's about code

To add to this, see there's this related icon:

  • JScript icon JScript: Microsoft's implementation of ECMAScript
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    js logo (the one from wikipedia) is the unofficial logo, because JavaScript is owned by oracle. you can read more here: 2ality.com/2011/10/logo-js.html and you can get it here: github.com/voodootikigod/logo.js
    – albert
    Jan 21, 2013 at 22:19
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    @Sparky this is by no means crap - as JavaScript is in fact a trademark of Oracle Corporation as the USPTO states... May 26, 2014 at 16:02
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    What I was saying was that JavaScript, the language, is not owned by Oracle. The trademark is, yes.
    – Sparky
    May 27, 2014 at 10:32
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    Note: Wikipedia article on JavaScript is fixed and this dubious logo is gone Nov 22, 2018 at 16:48

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