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FavIcons = Important

November 24th, 2008 | 4 Comments

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!

FavIcon generators can be found here:

Smashing Magazine has also ran a few articles with FavIcon examples/inspirations. Here is the latest:

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