Neither did I, until I started this little hobby called blogging. I used to be completely useless with the computer, but then blogging opened up a whole new world to me. And with that world came new and exciting terms, like “html” and “rss feed” and “favicon.”
A favicon (short for “favorites icon”) is a small graphic associated with a particular website. It can usually be seen in your browser’s URL bar, in the browser’s tabs, or in the list of bookmarks. The favicon gives a website more personality, and stronger brand recognition.
A week ago, I decided I needed a new favicon. My old favicon used to resemble a third grader’s crayon doodle of a blue flower. Ugh. But after a little tinkering, I was able to create a new favicon using the image of the letter “L” that appears in the blog title banner. Can you see it, right up there in the URL bar?
I had so much fun with the favicon project, I thought I’d pass on the knowledge to you, my readers, so you can design your own.
Daily Blog Tips has a great tutorial on How to Create a Favicon. Instead of using Adobe Photoshop or Microsoft Paint, I created my favicon with favicon.cc. It is an extremley user-friendly site that allows you to design a favicon, either with its paint program or by uploading an existing image (I did the latter). Besides that, I followed the Daily Blog Tips tutorial from start to finish.
There you are. Now you too can create your own customized favicon for your blog or website! Have fun, and let me know how it goes.
*Edit: some browsers may not display particular favicons.