How to create a Favicon

Add a Favicon to your Web site.

See those logos on the far left side of the URL bar? The Netflix DVD. The gmail envelope. The Twitter t. The FHN Publication logo. They are all Favicons.

Favicons are a nice, simple way to add a little something to show viewers you are paying attention to the little details with your site. Most all major Web sites have their own favicons and there are numerous resources on the web.

Favicons are easy to create and easy add to your site. Check out the two sites to find out how.

Lifehacker: Favicon Generator Imports and Edits Icons for Your Site

HTMLkit.com: How to Create a favicon.ico for Your Web Site

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 20th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He created The Next 26 and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook “Student Journalism and Media Literacy.” You can find him on Twitter and Instragram @manfull and on Snapchat as aaronmanfull. He’s a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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