Sometimes It’s the Little Things That Get Noticed . . .
Great Find: FavIcon from Pics
Target Audience: All computer users
Content: You’ve probably noticed those small graphic symbols next to the URL in the address bar of your browser or in your bookmarks. Maybe you wondered how they did that. The symbols are called favicons. What’s that?
Favicon is short for favorite icon, and sometimes you will see it referred to as a bookmark icon. The file is very small (16×16 pixels and 16 colors) and is saved with the name favicon.ico.
You can convert your logo or picture with special tools. There are several to choose from, and the one we’ll talk about today is Favicon from Pics. This tool creates still or animated favicons from your images.
Simply browse to select the file on your computer (it must be a *.gif, *.jpg, *.png, *.ico or *.bmp) and click the GenerateFavicon.ico button. Then you have a choice to Download Favicon or Test in Browser.
How slick is that?
Three things I like about FavIcon from Pics are:
- It’s easy to use.
- It’s free.
- It’s web based, so there’s nothing to download except your finished file.
Depending on which blogging software you use, the instructions for uploading your file vary. Check the help section for instructions.
Stay tuned… next week is another tool that’s free!
–Sandy, Purple Wren