Favicon/URL/Bookmark icon for you website

You can easily create a bookmark icon / URL icon / Domain Icon / favicon.ico for your website.

This is usually called favicon.ico, and usually exists in your web root folder (htdocs, public_html, etc).

Why would you do this?

  1. Your Brand is present in the users Browser URL/URI field in browsers and/or on the browser window or tab title
  2. Your Brand is present in the users browser bookmarks
  3. You user can easily find Your Brand in their bookmarks list – from my perspective, this is a big win.
    1. I have a couple of options bookmarked for the types of online service I use most, and in the cases where one of the sites has no favicon and another does, I inevitably end up using the site that has the favicon, simply because their favicon stands out immediatly in my list of bookmarks.

Your favicon can be a .ico, .gif or .png file.

I use .png more and more. I use a 32×32 pixel file but you can use 16×16 also.

Generally, for the simple/default case, you just name the icon as “favicon.ico” and upload it to the root directory of your website. The broswers will check for it there (http://www.yourdomain.tld/favicon.ico).

You can also use this markup, per page, to have a favicon per page.

<link rel=”shortcut icon” href=”/img/favicon.ico”/>



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