What is a favicon
A favicon is the little picture that appears before the URL in your web browser, a visual representation of the site or brand.
It also appears in with a website’s name in a list of bookmarks,
and next to the page title in browser tabs.
Why your site should have one
Think of a favicon as another piece of branding for your website. It has a number of benefits – it acts as a strong indicator to visitors that they are in the right place; it makes it easier and quicker to locate a website when looking through a list of bookmarks; and helps your site stand out.
How to generate & use your favicon
Favicons have a special file type with a .ICO extension, so you can’t use any other image type. They also need to be 16 by 16 pixels or they won’t show up. The best way to create a favicon is by using a online generator. Listed below are some sites where you can upload an image to generate your favicon from:
Once you’ve got your favicon, upload the .ICO file to the root directory of your website. You then need to add the following code to the HEAD section of each page
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" />
If you have found this advice useful and require any assistance with adding a favicon to your site, please leave a comment or get in touch.