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Defining the Web: Favicons

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Jul 21
Defining the Web: Favicons

Defining the Web: Favicons

A "favicon" (AKA favourites icon, website icon, shortcut icon, URL icon, or bookmark icon) is a 16 by 16 pixel square icon that is associated with a website.

Favicons are displayed in the address bar, browser tabs, and bookmark list of most web browsers.

Why should you add a favicon to your website?

A favicon is an extra opportunity add an interesting design element to your website, as well as an extra place to add your branding.


As you can likely see by taking a quick peek at the address bar, we at Mouth Media use the “m” from our logo as the favicon for our website.  Below are some other examples of memorable favicons:






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