SCORE Small Business Blog

Marketing: Web Tools to Customize Online
4 Comments

Customize Your Web Site

Favicon.cc: Free Online Favicon Creator
A favicon is that personalized image that appears near the URL in the address bar of your browser. This is an excellent way to brand your site

While there are plenty of Web sites that assist you in creating a favicon (i.e., favorite icon), favicon.cc is my personal favorite. You can import an image or just freehand it with the easy-to-use design tools. Plus, it’s absolutely free.

Here’s a sample favicon that I created for a friend using favicon.cc. A favicon I created for a friend using www.favicon.cc.

-Jacalyn Barnes, SCORE
View more posts by Jacalyn

SCORE
For 50 years, SCORE has helped aspiring and current small business owners achieve their dreams. Through a network of over 11,000 volunteer business mentors in 340+ chapters across the country, SCORE connects decades of business experience and knowledge with those who can best use it.
www.SCORE.org | Facebook | @SCOREmentors | More from SCORE

// |

Discussion (4) Comment


  1. J. BarnesVisitor

    Hi Malke! I apologize for the delay in response. Here’s how you add the favicon to your site.

    First, make sure to save the icon as “favicon.ico” if not browsers won’t recognize it. Then upload the image to the root folder for your Web host. (If you upload directly to your root folder, you won’t need to add the full URL for the href tag.) Finally, include the script below:

    <head>
    <link type=”image/x-icon” rel=”shortcut Icon” href=”favicon.ico”>
    <title>Page Title</title>
    </head>

    Refresh your browser and visit your site. Your favicon should now appear.

    This process is different if uploading your favicon to a blog though. For more info on favicons and how to add them to your site, check out these links:
    http://www.w3.org/2005/10/howto-favicon
    http://www.axialis.com/tutorials/tutorial-iw004.html
    http://www.elegant-templates.com/articles/add-a-favicon-to-your-website.html


  2. MalkeVisitor

    How you set it up that the favicon displays on the site? Thank you.
    Malke


  3. MalkeVisitor

    How do you set it up that the favicon displays on the site?


  4. AmyVisitor

    Thanks for the great post & info. Very helpful, as usual.

 

Leave a Comment