Favicons (favorite icons) are the small images that are associated with a website. It will be displayed on address bar, tabbed browsers and your bookmark list. Therefore, creating an outstanding favicon is particularly important for website branding. The basic guidelines for design a good favicon are “simple” and “unique”.
Here is the simple steps for beginners to set up favicons,
1. create a favicon (16 x16) for your sites;
2. upload favicon.ico to root directory;
3. copy and paste the code to header section;
<link rel=”shortcut icon” href=”favicon.ico” type=”image/x-icon” />
4. reload your sites and finish!
It is more complex if you want the favicons also work well at IE, for more information you might take a look the links at the bottom. And the generators below is selected from almost 50 favicon tools on the web. Simply drop me a message if you have any better suggestions.
Favicon.cc – a new web 2.0 feel favicon generator. You can draw by yourself or import images to generate favicons, and it also have a live preview function at the bottom. Recommended!
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