Favicons: Small Graphic Thingys in the URL

“I want one for my website! You know that square graphic thing-a-ma-jig next to where I type my website name!”

They’re called favicons (not to be confused with decipticons) and these 16 x 16 pixel sized graphical icons in .ICO format are found in the URL of the web browser.

To create one you’ll Photoshop, a plug-in from Telegraphics, some sort of design skills and patience to work with a small palette.

To post live on your website you’ll need to upload the file to your servers root directory or wherever your website index file resides and may also need to add this line of code to your page:

<link rel=”Shortcut Icon” href=”/favicon.ico”>

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