What is a favicon and why is it necessary

A favicon short for “favorites icon” is an icon associated with a website or webpage intended to be used when you bookmark the web page.


Web browsers use them in the URL bar, on tabs, and elsewhere to help identify a website visually. It’s typically a graphic 16 x 16 pixels square and is saved as favicon.ico


The aim is part of your company online branding strategy. When it comes to your brand never stop. Always thing of other ways to promote your brand online.

Favicons are very a very small thing, maybe the least important bit of a site, but it’s attention to detail that makes a site stand out, favicons are very important from a branding point of view. Everything adds up. And up are probably doing what your competition have done already.

What’s the purpose of a favicon?

The main reason for favicons is to improve your websites user experience. Favicons are used in all modern browsers at the address bar, in the links bar, in the bookmarking area and making your brand instantly recognisable in your bookmark list. Besides that, a few browsers also show favicons whenever you create a shortcut link for the corresponding website in your desktop and on mobile device.

How to create a favicon?

Creating a website favicon. You don’t even need to be a designer of site creation services from Sandcastle Web Design & Development.

I have created a small websites list below these websites allow you to create a favicon simply by uploading a image. So if you want to create a favicon for your brand, all you need to do is to upload your logo to one of the following sites and download the favicon file, and then upload it to your website. It should be in the .ico format. If you are required change the extension to .jpg .png or what ever your want. There is even sample to browse and if you choose download…

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