Sunday, February 28, 2010

Your Favourite Icon

What is a favicon? How do I make one for my website?

If you have asked one of those questions before then this post is for you. What's a favicon? The word is a combination of two words, "favourite" and "icon". When you save a website to your favourites, this icon is what you see beside the favourited website's name, hence the name, "favicon".

Depending on the type of browser you are using you can also see them in the address bar. Here is what this blog's favicon looks like in the Firefox browser on a Mac.

You can change these to suite your website. For example, you can make your favicon the same as you company logo.

But how do you create one?

You'll be pleased to know that there is a free online tool that can create a favicon for you. Just be sure that you start with a square image.  Click on the Favicon Maker below:

Favicon maker- Create a favicon from any image

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