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Favicon generator

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:34 pm
by Albert Wiersch

You might think that favicons are easy and simple, like I did, until I found this favicon generator site that shows how complicated it can be to support various favicon resolutions and multiple system platforms (Desktop, Windows, IE, Android, iOS, etc).

I wanted to share it here:

I am updating the some icons for our websites and just used it. I uploaded a 260x260 icon image (the size it recommends) and it generated a bunch of files at various resolutions and the HTML to put in the "head" section. Honestly, I'm not sure I want to put all that HTML in the head section just for a favicon but I have all the files I need and the HTML just in case.

You may want to review your site's favicon files.

Re: Favicon generator

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:10 pm
by artonweb
Thank you for your link.
Is there the capability a user to draw a custom icon?

Re: Favicon generator

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:47 am
by RSteinwand
I'm seeing some weirdness in my 404 logs the last couple weeks:



My icons are all declared like this, so for some reason, the space before sizes is changed to a plug sign for the requests:
<link rel=icon type=image/png href=/favicon-32x32.png sizes=32x32>

Maybe I need some plus size favicons? :?

Re: Favicon generator

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:22 pm
by JamesKievits
This is great, thanks for the link.

Here's Everything You Need to Know About Favicons in 2017

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:45 pm
by RSteinwand

Re: Favicon generator

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:03 pm
by RSteinwand
After researching this yesterday and today and deploying several updates, I created new icons via (mainly for the html code) and found the list even shorter.

Code: Select all

<link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="180x180" href="/apple-touch-icon.png">
<link rel="icon" type="image/png" sizes="32x32" href="/favicon-32x32.png">
<link rel="icon" type="image/png" sizes="16x16" href="/favicon-16x16.png">
<link rel="manifest" href="/manifest.json">
<link rel="mask-icon" href="/safari-pinned-tab.svg" color="#5bbad5">
<meta name="theme-color" content="#ffffff">
I still have all my original icons out there, but noticed Chrome downloads more than the one or two icons it needs so the new code is shortening my "fully loaded" time by several tenths of second and about 4 less file requests.

Less is more: ... s-is-more/

Re: Favicon generator

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:26 am
by RSteinwand
If you haven't done this lately, it might be ok to do it again. They have it down to a LOT less icons now, meaning less html needed for the page. Of course you want upload your png's to too.