The Real Purpose of Favicon or Favorite Icon

A favicon (short for favorite icon), also known as a shortcut icon, website icon, tab icon, URL icon, or bookmark icon, is a file containing one or more small icons, associated with a particular website or web page.
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Favicon is no longer just a single favicon.ico dropped in the middle of your site. Nowadays, with so many different platforms and devices, you need a bunch of pictures to get the job done and favicons are usually PNG image files. With RealFaviconGenerator, you can generate all the icons you need for desktop browsers, iPhone/iPad, Android devices, Windows 8 devices, and more.

iOS devices use a high-resolution Apple touch icon to illustrate bookmarks and home screen shortcuts. A first generation iPhone needs a 57×57 picture, whereas a brand new iPad with Retina screen looks for a 152×152 picture. Android Chrome also uses these pictures if it finds them. Windows 8 takes another route with a dedicated set of icons and HTML declarations.

RealFaviconGenerator

REAL FAVICON GENERATOR

Generate different sizes favicons quickly and easily. Also, check any websites’ favicon to see if it has the correct sizes being used.

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