Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Instant Favicons - FavIcon Generator

Adding a Favicons are an excellent way to make your site look more polished. But, I've found making them to be a pain.

You can create them using The Gimp, or another image editing tool, but I always forget the rules behind the required format.

Favicons are small enough that you'd think just creating them by hand would be a reasonable solution. However, whenever I do this, I end up with a jagged mess of pixels.

The best solution I've found? Take a mostly square image (it can be any size, any format) and feed it into the FavIcon Generator.

More often then not, a clean, yet miniaturized version of the image is produced and you've got your Favicon. No format worries. Just drop it in place, and you're good to go.

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