Website Terminology Glossary
A favicon is a small icon that is displayed in the web browser’s address bar, next to the website’s name, and in the browser tab when a website is opened. Favicon stands for “favorite icon,” as it was originally used in early versions of web browsers to mark a website as a user’s favorite.
The favicon is typically a small image, usually 16×16 pixels or 32×32 pixels in size, and is usually saved in the .ico file format. The image can be a company logo, an image related to the website’s content, or any other small image that represents the website.
The use of a favicon can help users quickly identify and distinguish between multiple open tabs in their web browser, and can also help reinforce the website’s branding and visual identity.
To add a favicon to a website, the website’s HTML code must include a link to the favicon file in the head section of the page. The favicon file can be hosted on the website’s server or on a separate server, such as a content delivery network (CDN).
A favicon is a small but important element of a website’s branding and user experience, and can help users quickly identify and access the website in their web browser.