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What is a Favicon?

I make it a habit to address and compile a list of questions my clients often ask me – a personalised FAQ collection. I get questions ranging from copyright concerns to queries about print-ready file formats.

Brands grow, and having a professionally designed, fully functional website is an integral part of any modern-day brand and with a fully functional website comes a Favicon.

What is a Favicon?

A favicon is

an icon associated with a particular website, typically displayed in the address bar of a browser accessing the site or next to the site name in a user’s list of bookmarks. (Source: Google – Oxford)

In simpler terms, it is the shortcut icon you see in your tabs, bookmarks, URL’s etc. Favicons are at the very top of your user’s webpage, whether they are switching between 10 tabs or just browsing, a favicon helps your users find your brand/webpage with ease.


Why are Favicons important?

The image above is a snippet from my bookmarks. Now imagine how difficult it would be for me or to differentiate between “working class” the Facebook page and Working Class the website.

A favicon is your brand’s universal symbol and helps you stand out, give more exposure to your brand logo and eventually become etched in peoples minds.


How do I create a Favicon for my website?

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Lauren Atkinson

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Brisbane based graphic designer aiming to help businesses find their unique visual identity. Specialising in logo design