Create Your Own Favicon on Favicon.cc

A favicon is short for favorite icon, which is also known as the website icon, shortcut icon, url icon, or bookmark icon. It is a small, 16x16 pixel square icon that you could see in the browser's address bar and next to a page's name in a list of bookmarks. There are various ways you could create your favorite icon and favicon.cc will help you achieve that quite easily.

A favicon is short for favorite icon, which is also known as the website icon, shortcut icon, url icon, or bookmark icon. It is a small, 16×16 pixel square icon that you could see in the browser’s address bar and next to a page’s name in a list of bookmarks.

There are various ways you could create your favorite icon and favicon.cc will help you achieve that quite easily.

This site will allow you to draw your own icon, with or without animation and even import an existing image that you could further edit to suit your requirements. Preview the favicon in the ‘Preview’ window or in the address bar of this site and once you think you’re done, download it or even publish it under an open license.

favicon

How does it work?

  1. Choose a color or colors you wish to use.
  2. Click on the squares and paint your logo as desired.
  3. Use animation if necessary
  4. Preview your favicon
  5. Download when done
  6. Put the favicon.ico file into your webserver directory
  7. Optionally publish it under the CC (Creative Commons) license

Hope you enjoy creating your very own favicon!

Link: favicon.cc

13 Comments

Harsh Agrawal April 21, 2009

Also add my 2 cent to this post

http://tools.dynamicdrive.com/favicon/

This will help you to easily make favicon.
Those who afre unfamiliar with how to display favico on wordpress, simple upload your favicon.ico on the root of your wordpress blog.

Or you can use wordpress favico plugin

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/maxblogpress-favicon/

Swati April 21, 2009

@ Harsh Agrawal,
This is very good information. Thanks for sharing.

Sauravjit Singh April 21, 2009

Nice post but where’s the Favicon of Devilsworkshop???? 😀

Swati April 21, 2009

@ Sauravjit Singh,
lol, now that’s a very good question my friend 😛

Harsh Agrawal April 22, 2009

I think rahul forget to upload the favicon after installing wordpress MU 😛

Rahul Bansal April 30, 2009

@Harsh
I am aware of this issue. Will fix this soon.

Swati May 5, 2009

…and it’s fixed 🙂 🙂

Hash April 22, 2009

Interrrrrrrrrresting, but whose got the time?

Harsh Agrawal April 22, 2009

@ Hash
Its very important, atleast for branding purpose.

Deepesh Sodhi April 28, 2009

any other way ???

I think this pixel by pixel thing puts limit to creativity…

Swati April 28, 2009

@ Deepesh Sodhi,
It does, indeed.
To answer your question, I have just written a new post – “Now create your own favicon without using favicon.cc”. Hope it helps 🙂

Andy February 25, 2012

I’m using another great tool:
Faviconer

You can draw an .ico file or import any graphic image and convert it automatically.