A favicon is a small icon or badge that helps users identify your website among Favorites or open browser tabs. A favicon is displayed in the browser near your website address or name. Mostly the favicon is a square image of 16 x 16 pixels. It is usually saved in ICO format.
A favicon, an abbreviation of Favorites Icon in English, increases the recognition of a website. It is especially noticeable for mobile users. When you add a website to favorites or add it to the site in the main directory on a mobile device, the icon of the site will be set as the main image.
In such cases, there is a need for a favicon that will be well prepared visually. It is important that this icon is used in a way that appeals to the user and also establishes a connection with the site.
How to Use Favicon?
You should add the following code between the <head> </head> tags of the page you want to use a favicon. The href part in the code determines the location of your favicon.ico image. For example, in the html code below, the favicon.ico file is located in the main (root) directory.
<link rel=”shortcut icon” href=”/favicon.ico” type=”image/x-icon” />
The advantages of the Favicon you will create in terms of the recognition of your website;
- Remaining in the memory of users on digital platforms,
- Making it easier for the user to find the site they are looking for
- It provides benefits such as being visible.
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