February 5, 2012

Adding a Favicon

I recently got around to adding a favicon to my blog. Have you noticed? I was surprised at how easy it was to get it accomplished! 

Some of you may be asking, “What on earth is a favicon?” The word stands for “favorites icon.” It is an image displayed in the web address bar and also a favorites menu. If you have a site on the Blogger platform and you haven’t added a custom favicon, the automatic default image is the Blogger symbol - a white capital B on an orange-colored background. 

I switched out the standard Blogger icon with a customized one of a rabbit. (Marty, my official blog greeter, did the choosing.) If you look up in the web browser address line, you’ll spot the little cutie in front of my blog address. 

The hardest part of adding a favicon is deciding the image. Because it is so small, it needs to be a very simple design. The image also needs to be square and sized no more than 100KB. 

Once you have your design prepared, go to Blogger’s Layout control panel. The favicon block is shown in the upper-left of the layout. Click on Edit

The Configure Favicon screen will pop up next. Choose the file stored on your computer and upload it. Hit the Save button. That’s it! 

It may take a little while for it to show up, so be patient. My rabbit favicon took about a day before it finally made its appearance. And, if you ever change your mind and want different design, you can go back to the Layout screen to edit. 

I see that some of my blogging friends figured out how to do this little customization long before before I did. The new Blogger interface makes it as easy as pie. Like I said, the hardest part is figuring out what picture to add! Logos of flowers, animals, and initials seem to be the most popular. 

Have I inspired you to give it a try on your blog?


  1. I notice Marty there, and wondered did I miss him all this time? Good work.

  2. Hi Donna, I put one on my blog also---but it's so small, you can't tell what it is.. Mine is a little Eastern Bluebird...

    Happy Super Bowl Sunday to you. May the best team win!!! I personally am for the Giants --but I truly just hope it is a good game. Anxious to see some great commercials also!!!


  3. ummmm~you are speaking to a blonde here! :)

    BUT, I may try it.

    Hope you're having a good day, Donna. ((hugs))

  4. I did notice and think that your favicon is perfect. What does Marty think?

  5. I noticed your rabbit favicon right away and he looks so cute in my Firefox toolbar! I know when I click him, I'll have a fun visit with my buddy Miz Donna, Marty, Kevin, and all the other beloveds at Grey Havens! What I don't know is how to get a favicon of my own for IHATH which is not a Blogger platform!! Any suggestions? While you research that I'll look for a small but detailed picture of a pirate.

  6. I love the little Marty! So sweet! I'll have to think about what I would like to use. And, thank you so much for blogging about this. I'd seen the term, favicon, but had no idea what it was. :)

  7. Love it! Will have to try it soon.

  8. It looks so cute sitting up there on your blog address. :-)

  9. There he IS!!Hahaaa...Well, I'll be trying this when I get home to my MAC...
    You're so sweet for sharing this Miz Donna!

  10. Marty was the perfect choice. I wanted to do one but had trouble figuring out how small to make it. I think mine should be Duke :)

  11. Learned something new! I just might give this a try on the old blog I seem to be ignoring. Maybe it will inspire me to actually write a post!

    Thank you!!

    I love Marty :)

  12. I have one...but my lavender just looks like a color! I should try again! lol ♥ Thanks for the how to! ♥

  13. I noticed Marty up there recently! Thanks for sharing how you did that.

  14. Ahhh, what a smartie you are! And you're so nice about sharing the new techno stuff you discover. :-)

    I don't know if I'll decide to add a favicon or not, but if I decide to, at least now I'll know how. Thanks!


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