Favicon – How to Create a favicon for your WebSite

What is Favicon?

A favicon (short for favorite icon), also known as a shortcut icon, website icon, tab icon, URL icon or bookmark icon, is a file containing one or more small icons,associated with a particular website or web page. A web designer can create such an icon and upload it to a website (or web page) by several means, and graphical web browsers will then make use of it. Browsers that provide favicon support typically display a page’s favicon in the browser’s address bar (sometimes in the history as well) and next to the page’s name in a list of bookmarks.Browsers that support a tabbed document interface typically show a page’s favicon next to the page’s title on the tab, and site-specific browsers use the favicon as a desktop icon.favi-example

 

How to Create One?

Since , as we described before , you need a web-designer to create a good quality favi, you will be surprised by just how easy this is for you to make a good one just for the needs of your site/blog!

What I meen for the needs of your site? As you may have already read in our WordPress Money Online book : Make Money With the Use of Internet which is a real Treasure , you may have understood that the appearance is one factor you have to think about before publishing a website, BUT believe me it’s not the mayor or even better one of the major. We have said too much too many times that all you need to succeed , it’s the Marketing of your site or blog. SO ….

That you have a logo (either designed by a web-designer or you have cretaed a simple but nice one) is a prerequisite for creating a nice and good repsresentative of your site.

 

Let’s see how I created WPMO’s favi..

1.Open a browser … let’s say Mozilla
2.Type the word “favicon”
3.Open the first (or second etc..) result …FAVICON.CC  as it’s shown in the picture.Posts-1255-515px

In some other browsers or results may be the second etc result.

Anyway its link is here : http://www.favicon.cc/

Favicon.cc Ico Generator is one of the best which I almost always use . Furthermore, its really goo for the purposes we have  , but the most important it’s FREE! without any disturbances by the use of it.

 

4. Press “Import Image” button …. to upload a good logo (as recommended). Also you have the ability to create one(favi) here by pressing “Create New Favicon”Create-New-Favicon

 

5.Press “Browse…”  and select the appropriate settings of the pic i.e “To keep dimensions” or not..browse-to-select-file-and-upload

 

6.Download it. DOWNLOAD-FAVICON

 

7. An action message will show up save-favi
 … Click “Save file”  and press “OK”.

That’s all. NOW , you have already the fav.ico.n of your taste and you are ready to use it in your WordPress site (OR DIRECTLY inside your html code in the case of  static site..LOOK HERE FOR MORE…) .

 

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