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Get a Favicon to your Blog

What is Favicon ?
Have you wondered how these little icons appear next to the web addresses, like the one you see above? When you visit the sites or bookmark them, these icons will make these URLs stand out. These are “Favicons” or “Favorite Icons”.Favicon (pronounced fav-eye-con) is short for ‘Favorites Icon.’ A Favicon is a multi-resolution image included on nearly all professional developed sites. The Favicon allows the webmaster to further promote their site, and to create a more customized appearance within a visitor’s browser. Often, the Favicon reflects the look and feel of the web site or the organization’s logo.Within Internet Explorer the Favicon is displayed on the Address line and in the Favorites menu.You can also add favicon to your blog. It is 16×16 pixel or 32×32 pixel image.

If you are professional Image Designer you can create your own Image in Photoshop or any other Image Editing Program and change that graphic to icon by renaming bmp format of image to ico. There are several other ways of getting icons online you can have a search for “Online Icon Generators”. Try search below


Some of Favicon Generating sites are-

  1. Dynamic drive
  2. Favicon 
  3. FaviconGenerator  
  4. Favicon Gallery 
  5. HTML Kit

Adding favicon gives your site a good professional look.You can also create animated Favicons by using favicon generating sites, or you can also use an animated gif file as favicon for your website or Blog. You can store all these images on various free Image hosting services such as TinyPic, PhotoBucket,etc. Some of animated favicon generating sites are-

  1. Animated Favicon 
  2. Favicon Box 
  3. IconJ

To get information on How to add Favicon to your Blogger Blog click here.