What is a favicon?

To quote Wikipedia.org

A favicon (short for ‘favorites icon’), also known as a website icon, a page icon or an urlicon, is an icon associated with a particular website or webpage.

Where do you see a favicon? You will see it at the beginning of the URL (in your search bar), when you land on a page of a website or blog, where one has been created. It’s actually a very small picture, logo, or whatever the author of the site, chooses.

While I was visiting one of my Blogging Buddies, Nelson at Help Desk Geek, I noticed that he had a favicon. Since he is an expert in computers, I asked him if he would share, with the rest of us, how to create a favicon. He graciously complied, and produced an excellent post detailing how to make your own favicon. To read his post, click on this link: How To Create a Favicon For Your Blog

When you are visiting his site, take note of his favicon. It’s a photo of himself.

How cool is that?

So far, I haven’t ventured into the direction of creating a favicon for my blogs, but when the time arises, I know just where to go, to get detailed instructions.

Thank you again, Nelson!

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  1. NelsonNo Gravatar says:

    Barbara, I’m glad you found my post about the Favicon creation interesting, and thanks for sharing it with your readers. Have a nice day.

  2. BarbaraNo Gravatar says:


    Your post is very helpful. Thanks again for sharing.

  3. NaturalNo Gravatar says:

    hey you alread wrote this post. i did a similar one, but nobody can see my favicon. do you know why. i can see it at home, but not a work.

    Natural’s last blog post..No Money, No Problem

  4. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Natural,

    I never have done a favicon, so don’t know how they work, or don’t. I do see yours though. It’s cute!

  5. craigNo Gravatar says:

    Favicons are pretty easy to do.
    Do you like mine?
    I can see your favicons natural, I think maybe they have done something to the pcs at work that blocks it?

  6. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Craig,

    I checked out your favicon and site. They both look great!
    Good job!