Take a look at your list of bookmarks or favorites. What do you see?
The title of the site and maybe a tiny image on the left? That’s called a favicon and it just may be the world’s smallest self promotion tool.
Some sites have them; others don’t. Maybe you’ve wondered where to get one?
Blogger blogs automatically have this one
…and Typepad blogs have this one.
Ours is a mini-logo.
Alan Seiden uses his photo (which, surprisingly, works).
And here’s an article he wrote on how to make favicons.
And one more interesting article on the design of favicons:
“…the design of Favicons can be tricky – it isn’t that easy to create a beautiful 16×16px mini-icon. Still, some designers manage to achieve tremendous effects. Logotypes with clear geometric structures are easier to work with than typefaces or abstract images.”
Read more here.