What is that icon you find on tabs on the internet? You know, those little symbols on tabs on your browser. Not being a technical IT person, I actually found it hard to find the name. Maybe I was asking all the wrong people or maybe the people I was asking just didn’t care about having little icons on their webpages. I even asked google, but apparently I didn’t ask nicely enough. Eventually after many attempts I re-phrased my question and google obliged by telling me that it is called a favicon. So the icons on the tabs in a web browser are called favicons. I am also sure lots of people are going to tell me that, but it’s a bit late now isn’t it?
Now that that is sorted, how do you make one? Well it seems there are many ways but I went into photoshop, created a 32×32 pixel canvas, put the image on it. Remember that you only have 32 pixels each way, so keep it simple. The first one I tried was a little too complicated and too rectangular in design, so I went back to my initials and a nice font which seemed to work okay.
Luckily because my site is a wordpress site it was easy to find a favicon plugin, install it and have it up in no time.