TechIt

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Favicon

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”/>

 

Advertisements

One thought on “Favicon/URL/Bookmark icon for you website

  1. We’re a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your website offered us with valuable information to work on. You have done an impressive job and our entire community will be grateful to you.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s