I updated the favourites icon (FavIcon) on the EmaCartoon.com page last week. I told a friend subsequently thereafter, and was promptly thanked on behalf of all System Administrators.
What? Why? How could a measly 16 pixel x 16 pixel image have such an impact to be thanked on behalf of all SysAdmins? So I did what any normal girl would do – I asked (and then Googled it so I could translate SysAdmin speak).
Here’s the lowdown: Apparently, if a web host is managed in Apache (which most are), and a SysAdmin has to do some sort of work or other on it, Apache has a tendency to break or ignore a website if it is lacking a FavIcon. This can be annoying and somewhat hazardous to their health.
So show your SysAdmin some love: Add a FavIcon to your webpage today!
Smashing Magazine has also ran a few articles with FavIcon examples/inspirations. Here is the latest: