A favicon is a small, 16x16 image that is shown inside the browser's location bar and bookmark menu when your site is called up. It is a good way to brand your site and increase it's prominence in your visitor's bookmark menu. More information on favicon After you've created a neat favicon, it's time to add it to your site. To do so, follow the below simple procedure: Upload the generated file ("favicon.ico") to your site. Also see- Favicon Editor Also check out our Favicon Editor to create the 16x16 icon image from scratch!
Egressive - superior free and open source software solutions built on Linux and Drupal. Creating a multi-resolution favicon including transparency with the GIMP This article was first published by Dave Lane on the Egressive website on 09-Aug-2008 Egressive was purchased by Catalyst IT on 1 December 2012.
Read more on the acquisition of Egressive. This morning, I decided to create a proper favicon, namely a multi-resolution favicon with transparency. For those who don't know what Favicons are, they're little graphical icons which represent specific websites, that are particularly useful for distinguishing between tabs in modern tabbed web browsers (like Opera, Firefox, Konqueror, and Safari... and much more recently, Microsoft's laggard Internet Explorer 7.0) and other tabbed document interfaces. Most favicons are created only for the web browser context, which by default is 16x16 pixels. 20 Icon & Graphics Generators. You don't need to be a great artist to get great looking graphics.
In fact, sometimes you don't even have to roll up your sleeves. We've put together a list of 20 sites that'll help you create icons, favicons, animations and various graphics in no time. 256Pixels.com - Presents a daily favicon contest. Create a new favicon with their built in palette, and put it up for others to vote on. Ajaxload.info - Create an animated icon to display during AJAX load times. AntiFavicon.com - Allows you to create colored favicons with up to two lines of text. Buddy Icon From Pics - Upload a picture and prep them to work with messengers like AIM, Yahoo, MSN and more.
ConvertIcon.com - Online service that allows you to convert ICOs to PNGs and vice-versa. Dynamic Drive Favicon Generator - Upload your GIF, JPG, PNG or BMP and create favicons or desktop icons. EliteNick.com's Custom AIM Icon Maker - Use pre-made backgrounds and then add the text and colors you want for a unique AIM Buddy Icon. @icon sushi - image to icon converter supports xp/vista icon, png and more. Png2ico - PNG to icon converter (Linux,GNU,Windows,Unix) [Overview] [News] [Utilities] [Articles] [Science] [Old] Converts PNG files to Windows icon resource files.
If you're looking for a program to create a favicon.ico for your website, look no further. If you need instructions or don't even know what a favicon is, check out my short tutorial on how to create and install a favicon.ico. The program is extremely simple to use. To create a favicon.ico that contains a logo in the resolutions 16x16 and 32x32 (an icon can contain multiple images of different sizes, but a single 16x16 image is enough for a favicon), you would use a command like the following: