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.

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.



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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Author: Aliva Tripathy

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