Saturday, October 8, 2011

25 Free Favicon Icons


A favicon (short for favorites icon), also known as a shortcut icon, Web site icon, URL icon, or bookmark icon, is a file containing one or more small icons, most commonly 16×16 pixels, associated with a particular Web site or Web page. A web designer can create such an icon and install it into a Web site by several means, and 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, and site-specific browsers use the favicon as desktop icon.
The Favicon was first popularized by its appearance in the Address Bar and Favorites Folder using Internet Explorer and is now a prominent fixture of web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari. Each web browser has a unique user interface, and as a result uses the Favicon in different ways.

How to Add a Favicon icon to your Site?

In the head section before close it, better right under <head> paste the following code.

<link rel="Shortcut Icon" href="http://www.yourwebsite.com/img/favicon.ico">