Saturday, January 17, 2009

Add a Favicon to Your Site!

I've always wondered how websites changed their icons on the Firefox tabs beside their site name. Now I know how! (Thanks, Em!)

You won't be able to change it on your blog, but you can do it for your own websites easily.

What is a favicon?
"A favicon is a graphic image (icon) associated with a particular Web page and/or Web site. Many recent user agents (such as graphical browsers and newsreaders) display them as a visual reminder of the Web site identity in the address bar or in tabs." (source)

How do I add one to my site?
If you want to add a Favicon to your site, just follow the instructions on the W3 site. You will need to create a 16x16 pixel PNG image, and to paste a bit of code from the W3 site into your HTML for each page that you want the icon on.

It's easy, peasy so try it out. Have fun!

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