Image Favicon

Image Favicon

It is easy to add a favicon to your site. A working example is located at The favicon is used to distinguish your website. Warning! This article contains screenshots.

    Tools Required:

  • Graphical package for mock-up
  • Text editor for creating and modifying the website header html information.
  • Web server
  • HTML
  • Knowledge of the image to be served.


  1. Run Inkscape.
  2. Show Document Properties are 400 x 400.
  3. Zoom in Tool -> Zoom to fit drawing in window.
  4. Layers -> Layer -> Move Offscreen.
  5. Object -> Align & Distribute -> Move Offscreen.
  6. Rename Layer -> Background.
  7. Drag In Empty Button -> Align horizontally/centre.
  8. Lock Layer Background.
  9. New Layer -> Text -> O, Font-size = 350px, White.
  10. Duplicate O -> Black, Blur = 2.0, Lower Down, Move down manually for 3D-effect.
  11. Export -> Page -> 32 x 32px.
  12. Drag Ojambo_ImageFavicon_0005 to test folder.
  13. Rename Ojambo_ImageFavicon_0005 -> favicon.png.



Create HTML file called INDEX.html

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<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
<html xmlns="" xml:lang="en" lang="en">

	<title> Favicon Test</title>
	<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;charset=utf-8" />
	<meta name="generator" content="Geany 0.18" />
	<link rel="icon" type="image/png" href="favicon.png" />

	<h1> Test for favicon</h1>
	<p>More Information about Favicons can be obtained from <a href=””>Wikipedia Favicon Information</a></p>

The location of the favicon is specified with a link tag.

Testing Favicon

The favicon should show up immediately on the the index page.


  1. Place the favicon in an easy to remember location such as the root directory.
  2. Use image formats which are cross-browser compatible.