While you’re browsing websites, see the icon in the left of your Internet browser’s address bar? The tiny picture that represents a website? If you save that website in your Favourites you’ll see the same picture come up when you look at your list of bookmarked websites. That icon is called a Favicon and your charity’s website should have one if you want your site to show out amongst all the other sites your visitors have bookmarked.
Here is a selection of well designed favicons. Can you guess which charities’ websites they’re from? Hover over the icon to find out, and click on the icon to visit their website.
The best Favicons are miniature design wonders, summing up a website using only the minimum of space. They are also a test of a good logo: could you reduce your logo to 16 pixels high by 16 pixels wide and still recognise it? Here are some of my favourite Favicons from charity websites: clicking on them will take you to the website itself. You can probably guess the identity of some of these charities just from their icon.
So, do you want a Favicon? Find out from the Wild Apricot blog how to add a Favicon to your website.