What Is a Favicon?

Favicon (pronounced fav-eye-con) is short for ‘Favorites Icon.’ A Favicon is a multi-resolution image included on nearly all professional developed sites. Within Internet Explorer the Favicon is displayed on the Address line and in the Favorites menu. The Favicon allows the webmaster to further promote their site, and to create a more customized appearance within a visitor’s browser. Often, the Favicon reflects the look and feel of the web site or the organization’s logo.

Favicon Positioning

The Favicon was first popularized by its appearance in the Address Bar and Favorites Folder using Internet Explorer and is a prominent fixture of all major web browsers. Each web browser has a unique user interface, and as a result uses the Favicon in different ways.

Favicon Details

The basis of how the Favicon works is the “.ico” file format. An ico file is actually a repository of bitmap like images. They are used because in some locations a 16×16 pixel image is desired, and sometimes a 32×32 image may be needed. Sometimes a 16 color image is desired, and sometimes a 256 color icon is desired. This repository is scanned for the image size/color count appropriate for the location and the computer’s color capability.

Here are some great business Favicons:

 

What We Do Best

We will build you a custom Favicon consistent with the look and feel of your web page. It will represent you and your company and differentiate you from your competitors. What you will receive from us is a subtle yet powerful branding tool.  Before your website even loads, your visitors will know they have arrived.  Make an inquiry using the form below or call now! You can also get a custom favicon on our web store and we will call you the next business day to begin.