Design Your Own Favicon Images

Does you love the little icons to the left of a URL when you are on a webpage? Would you like your own? Well, look no further. Here’s a simple way to design your own favicon image.

A favicon (short for ‘favorites icon’), also known as a website icon, a page icon or an urlicon, is an icon associated with a particular website or webpage.

The original way of displaying a favicon was by placing a file called favicon.ico in the root directory of your web server. This would then automatically be used in your browser’s favourites (bookmarks) display. But more recently, a more flexible system was created, using HTML to indicate the location of an icon for any given page. This is done by adding two link elements in the section of the HTML document. In this way, any appropriately sized (16×16 pixels or larger) image can be used, and although many still use the ICO format.

Anyway, either way will work, so to easily create one online and see the results immediately, go to and you can deisgn it as you go. Once you are happy with the result, there is a download button on the page so you can then implement the .ICO on you own website.

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