Nov 17 2007

Creating a favicon.ico

Published by at 4:15 pm under Mac,web,Windows

Every few years, I need to create a favicon (the little icon next to the URL in the address bar) for a web site. As I recall, the format for those little 16×16 pixel graphics was set by Microsoft when IE was taking over the browser market from Netscape, but for whatever reason, many graphics programs on OS X don’t create *.ico files. Fortunately, a free web site comes to the rescue. It will upload a graphic and turn it into a .ico file for you. There is an associated verification page that will check out the favicon.ico on your website.

Very helpful for those of us who create favicons very rarely.

Update: See comment below for another site that does favicons.

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