Favicons (and a Favicon Generator)

Welcome to another installment of 10-minute branding!

10-Minute Branding Refresher: How do you build your brand 10 minutes at a time? You start small, and you simply begin. An excellent way to convince yourself to get going is to plan your ending. You can even set a timer. Then, be sure to bask in the success of your huge accomplishment of actually beginning and also appreciate the amount of work that got done. Then, repeat the process tomorrow. And the next day. And so on. You will be amazed at your branding progress . . . 10 minutes at a time.

So what is a favicon, you may ask? A favicon is the small image (typically a simplified logo) that the web browser displays along with the name of your web page . . . IF you have one designated.

Beneficial not only for your branding efforts but also for search engine optimization, you want to be sure your web site has a favicon file if you haven’t already.

I came across a web site that creates the favicon for you free of charge in a very user-friendly interface. You just need a square image (PNG, JPG, or SVG at least 260×260 pixels in size), and they will also walk you through the process of incorporating the files on your web site. Whenever you’re ready, head over to realfavicongenerator.net.

(Reading this article and choosing/preparing your file can probably be done within ten minutes today and then you may be able to have the task completed in another ten-minute window tomorrow!)

Good luck! Let us know of any questions in the “Leave a Reply” section below.


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