Favicons

on Feb 22, 2008 in Craftiness | 23 comments

This is the new favicon I made for my website. I made one last year for my blog and I had to laugh at the time because I didn’t even know what they were called. I googled for something like “little picture on the web address bar” and found it.

Today I used this very cool free favicon generator program. It takes any picture file and creates the .ICO file. It worked best when the starting picture file was already square. Please don’t ask how many designs I went through to get to this! The generator website contains instructions on how and where to change the website or blog header file to associate the .ICO file with your web address. If you have trouble shoot me an e-mail because we all deserve a colorful favicon!

2/23/08: Several of the comments have mentioned limitations with Blogger because they don’t allow you to store the .ICO file on their server. Here’s a post about getting around that limitation by storing your .ICO file on a free web storage site such as Flickr (Linda commented that she did this successfully, yay, isn’t her bird cute!).