I just created the favicon for this site! If you don’t know what it is, the “favicon” is the tiny graphic that shows up to the left of the URL on your browser. It is also used in your bookmarks, and it becomes a major part of the branding of a website.
Since I just did it, I’ll run through the quick and easy steps to get it done. There are other ways to do it, but this has always worked for me, and it’s quick.
To create a favicon.ico graphic in Photoshop, you’ll need do download the plugin from Telegraphics.
Now it’s time to create your graphic. The final product is only 16px square. You have to be pretty basic, or your graphic ends up being a jumbled mess. I like to crunch down my site’s logo, or use a letter or two.
To make the graphic live, just drop it into your root directory. That’s it!