What Is A Favicon?
A favicon is the small icon next to your url or next to your page title in your internet browser’s tab.
A favicon is a great for branding. It allows you to keep your brand’s logo in the mind of your customers and helps with brand recall. If you don’t already have a custom favicon this post will help you get one.
How Do I Get A Custom Favicon?
We usually use photoshop to create our favicons but if you don’t have that option a quick Google search will return plenty of websites that will help you make a favicon. We like favicon.cc for it’s simplicity. You can create one from scratch, drawing pixel by pixel, or you can upload an image of your logo and they will convert it quickly. Below the work space is a preview of what your favicon will look like in a browser. You can even animate your favicon if you are feeling extra fancy. Click “Download Favicon” and you are ready to upload to your site.
How Do I Install A Favicon
This depends on how your website is setup. It could be as simple as moving you favicon file to your main website directory on your server using FTP and linking to it in your main html file with code that will look something like this.
<link rel=”shortcut icon” href=”http://yourwebsite.com/favicon.ico” />
If you are running WordPress or another CMS they each have their own methods. If you are using WordPress you can check out this page. There are also some WordPress plugins that can install it for you.