faviconsFavicon (short for Favorites Icon) is a feature that makes it possible to associate a special logo or other small graphic with a web page. The favicon is usually displayed next to the web site address. Much like the way shortcut icons are used on the computer desktop to distinguish computer programs and files, favicons can be used to personalize or brand your web sites.

Creating your own Favicon

To create a favicon you will need a decent graphic editing program. What you need to remember is keep it 16×16 pixels and name it favicon.ico. Create the icon image however you wish. Using your company’s initials works well. Keep it simple. Also it will need to be in the root folder of your domain. If it is located somewhere else you can specify a location with these strings in between your <head> and </head> code on your web page:

<link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://yoursite.com/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />

<link rel="icon" href="http://yoursite.com/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />

Using other Programs to create your Favicon

Here is a great site that will help you create one free of charge http://www.genfavicon.com/

Here is another http://www.favicon.cc/

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