What is a Favicon?
Letting people know what site they are on and giving the user a bit of extra eye-candy is essentially why Favicons exist. That’s probably not the official definition, but that’s the truth.
I’m sure you’ve visited a website before and seen the little icon appear in the tab of your browser = that’s a Favicon.
Here is a screenshot of my Chrome browser tabs right now
Some of these might look familiar to you, some might be new. Starting from left to right:
- My Gmail (pinned)
- Brightwater (a new Dynamik skin I’m working on) (pinned)
- A Wikipedia article I was just reading (pinned)
- I had to create an invoice in PayPal
- Of course the biggest time-suck on the Internet, Reddit
That’s why favicons are great, I get to know exactly where my Gmail is all the time by that little red envelope.
Adding a favicon to your site is simple, keep reading.
How do I update a Favicon?
Using Dynamik Website Builder, it’s easy to update the Favicon on your site. All you’ve gotta do is follow these 3 steps…
STEP ONE: Create a transparent image in Photoshop that is 32 X 32, like this
STEP TWO: Save your image and name it favicon.png (this is super-duper important)
STEP THREE: Upload it to Genesis > Dynamik Design > Images
That’s all! It magically shows up in the browser tab, like this:
What if I suck at Photoshop?
Then get better at Photoshop. 🙂
Actually there are places where you can download Favicons to use on your site, here are a few resources (of course you can always use any favicon from the designs on BestDynamikSkins.com):
- Favicon.cc – you can create and download a favicon online and even see favicons that other people have created
- Favicon-Generator.com – this will do the resizing for you (note it will give you a .ico file, that will work too just name it ‘favicon.ico’)
- Favicon.co.uk – There are 56 pages of favicons that you can get inspired by