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A Favicon is the small symbol that appears next to your site name in the browser bar.  Favicons add a visual symbol for your visitors to easily recognize when visiting and bookmarking your site – basically a simple way to stand out from the crowd. 

 Here’s a more complete definition:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A favicon (short for favorite icon, sometimes understood as favorites icon), also known as a website icon, shortcut icon, url icon, or bookmark iconis a 16×16 pixel square icon associated with a particular website or webpage.   A web designer can create such an icon and install it into a website (or webpage) by several means, and most graphical web browsers will then make use of it. Browsers that provide favicon support typically display a page’s favicon in the browser’s Address bar and next to the page’s name in a list of bookmarks. Browsers that support a tabbed document interface typically show a page’s favicon next to the page’s title on the tab. The Microsoft Windows Shell also uses favicons to represent “Internet shortcuts” to web pages.

I tried several of the online favicon generators and highly recommend  FavIcon from Pics.


FavIcon from Pics uses whatever image you want to generate your favicon and generated by far the best favicons.

Basically, at the site you browse and upload the image of your choice.  
Press generate and a zip file is created that contains an animated version and static version in the .ico format plus directions on how to install on your site. 
Simple – Easy-Great Representation of Provided Image. 

Give it a try today!


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