Saturday, December 7th, 2019

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
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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