Fancy an Icon?

The icon is just a file named “favicon.ico” that sits in the root of your website. It is standarized now so that all browsers will look there as the source.

A screen shot showing US-EH.com's favicon in action.

US-EH.com's favicon.ico

 
However, you can also put the icon anywhere in your site, but you have to make sure you put the path in the link tag under your header tag.

<html>
<head>

<link rel=”SHORTCUT ICONhref=”http://www.us-eh.com/favicon.ico” />

</head>

To create the ico file, I use the free online tool by favicon.cc. I just upload a logo and then edit the 16×16 grid to get it looking clean.  Download it and put it in the root and don’t forget to add the above tag to your header.

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