Stumbled onto a simple but useful free online service last week named Favikon.
As the name suggests, it is related to the small but often memorable favicon or favourite icon. For those that don’t know what a favicon is – it’s the small icon shown in the address bar to the left of the domain name, in your bookmarks and serves as a visual way to remember a domain or web site.
The Favikon generator service is dead simple:
- choose an existing image already on the internet by URL or upload one from your computer in PNG, GIF or JPG file formats
- use the web based cropping tool to highlight all or part of the image
- download it and be impressed with your masterful graphic ability
I realise that it isn’t mind bending, however I found it so simple that I actually bothered to create a favicon for my personal site – which I haven’t bothered to do in 5 years!