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Favicon: For Your Website's Visibility Favicon is a short term for "favorites icon", which is also known as a shortcut icon, website icon, bookmark icon or URL icon. It can be identified as a square icon with a 16x16 pixel size normally installed in a particular website or webpage. Usually a web designer is a person who creates and installs the favicon into a particular website mostly used by graphical web browsers. Favicon is found in the browser's address bar followed by bookmarks list of the page's name. You can usually found a favicon on a tabbed document interface supported browsers placed next to the title of the page. Also, the Microsoft Windows Shell uses favicons, which represents Internet shortcuts to web pages. Microsoft created the original favicon feature exclusively for Internet Explorer and it requests a favicon from its URL /favicon.ico in every website's root directory. Why Use a Favicon? After ensuring your site that it has a good title, using favicon will actually helps its branding and niche. The use of favicon helps your website's visibility increase. Generally, a favicon should be used on blogs, websites and forums to help your website branding more established and also improves its resource to become memorable. Your blog can be more organized which is essential especially for both professional blogging and profitable blogging purposes. With favicon, you can assure that your blog design is more functional and will contain quality while creating a total authority in your blog niche. If a bookmark was marked with a favicon (cool favicon) it can make your bookmark more noticeable and you will find that you can manage your bookmarks a lot easier. How To Use a Favicon In Other Browser? Website branding and personalize branding is essential in order to establish your site's brand. Aside from Internet Explorer, Favicon also works with Firefox, Opera, Netscape, Safari and other web browsers as well where it is automatically displayed. However, it is displayed on the Internet Explorer's Favorites menu as well on the address bar, favicon also appear on the address bar of the particular browser of your choice. In Internet Explorer the favicon is associated with bookmarks, so the page must be added first to Favorites. After adding it, you can now find the favicon on the address bar of the particular browser of your choice and on the Favorites menu the next time you visit the page that you added to Favorites. If you can't see a favicon on your browser even after you bookmarked and revisited the web page, the browser must be restarted to solve the problem. Before, only a few websites have the favicon.ico, but now it can also be used by any user by simply installing it. If you want a favicon to be restored, delete the link from the Favorites folder and create another one should be done. What Is Animated Favicon? Usually, a favicon is simple. The way a favicon is best used to your websites is to make it simple, original and suits the website's corporate logo and color. As others want it to be simple, some people want it to be animated. Usually an animated favicon uses a .gif file extension. Unlike a simple favicon, which is steady or non-moving, an animated favicon is moving or animated literally. How To Use An Animated Favicon? Internet Explorer doesn't support animated favicon while other browser may allow it. However you can still use an animated favicon to Firefox, Netscape, Opera, Safari and other browsers by simply uploading your self-made animated favicon with a file name "favicon.ico" into your web root. If you don't know how to make an animated favicon by yourself, Favicon Generator.org will do it for you.
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