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What is a favicon?
Favicon (pronounced fav-eye-con) is short for 'Favorites Icon.'
A Favicon is a multi-resolution image included on nearly all professional
developed sites. Within Internet Explorer the Favicon is displayed
on the Address line and in the Favorites menu. The Favicon allows
the webmaster to further promote their site, and to create a more
customized appearance within a visitor's browser. Often, the Favicon
reflects the look and feel of the web site or the organization's
What is Favicon.com?
Favicon.com helps webmasters develop Favicons for their own sites,
by providing a professional icon design service and by providing
software for visitors who wish to build their own.
Where and when will our Favicon be seen?
The Favicon was first popularized by its appearance in the Address
Bar and Favorites Folder using Internet Explorer and is now a
prominent fixture of web browsers such as Mozilla and Netscape.
Each web browser has a unique user interface, and as a result
uses the Favicon in different ways. For additional detail, please
look at our documentation on specific web browsers such as KONQUEROR,
INTERNET EXPLORER, GALEON, and MOZILLA/NETSCAPE.
What is the quickest way to
get a Favicon?
Let us do the work for
you! Working from the look and feel of your web site, or any
images you wish to provide, we will create a fabulous Favicon
compliant with multiple browsers. After your order, you will be
prompted to upload any images and/or comment on your preferences.
How do I have my Favicon professionally
Favicon.com is proud to offer professional
Favicon design services to our visitors. For $75 we create
a custom favicon based on the look and feel of your web site,
or any image you would like us to work with. This price includes
delivery of two distinct favicons, both including 256 color, 32x32
and 16x16 pixel designs. After you order, you will be immediately
prompted to upload any images and to give us any guidelines for
creating your icon. Typical delivery time is three-four business
days. Upon delivery, you can request one set of revisions at no
If you require a Favicon in less time, we offer
an express service.
For $125 we can delivery a Favicon in one business day. For more
information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I wish to make my Favicon
on my own?
If you wish to create your own Favicon, you can use our free online
editor. For more advance features, download
Icon Forge - Favicon Edition or order
a copy by mail.
What is an ico file?
An ico file is actually a repository of bitmap like images. They
are used because in some locations a 16x16 pixel image is desired,
and sometimes a 32x32 image may be needed. Sometimes a 16 color
image is desired, and sometimes a 256 color icon is desired. This
repository is scanned for the image size/color count appropriate
for the location and the computer's color capability. If the image
is not ideal, it may be compressed, expanded, and/or colors may
be modified producing unexpected results.
Isn't an ICO file just a renamed
NO. Although some people have said an ico is a BMP, this is not
true. Think of an ICO file as a repository of BMP images. It has
its own format. If you have a 16x16 bmp you want to convert, use
a program designed for the creation of favicons, or hire us to
do it for you!
What other sites should I consider
- How to Add a Shortcut Icon to a Web Page from Microsoft
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I have some suggestions/updates
for your site. What should I do?
If you have information or experiences that would be helpful to
other visitors, please write to email@example.com.