Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Creating a Favicon icon freely


Creating a Favicon icon freely

A favicon is a small, 16×16 pixel icon that appears next to a website URL in the address bar. It is also displayed next to the site name when the URL is added to your “Favorites”.  Some people refer to them as a “bookmark” or “favorite” icons.

Steps to create favicons for free

A favicon is the icon shown inside the browser’s location bar and bookmark. It is a cool way to brand your site.

Here is a short guide on how to create your own favicon for your website or blog.

1. Startup Gimp
2. Create a 16×16 pixel image.
3. Zoom the image to at least 200%. (View -> Zoom)
4. Create your icon. You can import any graphic as long as it fit into the 16×16 space.
5. Save as “favicon.ico”.

Next upload to the web server.

1. Put the favicon.ico to the root directory of your server.[Now save the favicon to your website's root directory .  DO NOT save it inside a sub folder]
2. Verify the icon is uploaded successfully by by http://www.yoursite.com/favicon.ico.
3. Using Firefox to access your site again you will see the favicon immediately but may not be so if you are using IE.

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