Attention all business owners! You’re going to want to make sure you have this tiny feature added to your website.
A favicon! Also known as a Browser Icon or Sub Mark.
You may be wondering, Maggie, what is a favicon?!
A Favicon is a website icon that sits in the browser of your search engine.
If you’re on a desktop, take a look at your browsers, I’m sure that almost all have a Favicon. Chances are you rely on the FAvicon’s as you navigate your browser too.
This tiny—and I mean tiny, 16×16 pixels—image adds another piece of branding to your website when people have multiple tabs open.
And if you’re like me, I have WAY too many tabs open, so relying on the Favicon is a life-saver!
I bet you are able to tell what some of these browsers are below, all because of the Favicon. *And don’t judge me, yes I have a MILLION tabs open 🙂 *
A Favicon can help the user quickly identify what is in the tab—this is such a simple tool that keeps your branding in the forefront of the user’s mind. It not only shows up in open tabs, but it also shows up within your bookmarked websites.
I’m sure you already rely on Favicons in your daily life—open your computer and see if you are jumping between tabs based on the favicon or the page title.
I love ensuring all my clients have a custom favicon so their branding is always at the top of a browser and clearly identified.
Brand Designers can make your Favicon. It can be an element from your logo or pattern. You do not want it super complicated as I mentioned, the Favicon is VERY small.
I provide all my brand clients with a Favicon/ Sub Mark. They can use this on their website or also as a piece of branding on smaller items. You can get Sub Marks in my Branding packages.
I design with simplicity in mind. Your Favicon won’t get lost or be too small to identify.
If you didn’t know what a Favicon was before, I bet you will now, and notice all the websites that don’t have one;).
Are you a multiple tabs open on Google type of person too? Or do you keep your browser clean and limited to a few?👇🏻