In this instance, the little bit I’m referring to is called a “favicon” and its the itty bitty picture that shows up on a browser bar or bookmark along with the URL or the title of the page. VERY little–sixteen pixels by sixteen pixels. These little images with a .ico file extension help identify the site and serve as a visual reminder. Pages that don’t have them show a blank page with one corner turned down. At the start of this post you can see the images that show for Creative Connections and for Aunt Acid. One should be showing up in your browser bar too–bookmark this site or keep it as a favorite and it should show there! If you don’t already have one for your website, I bet you’d like one too!
You can reduce the size of a photo to create a favicon, or create one pixel by pixel. An easy and free site to visit called favicon.ico Generator makes it fun. You can download the finished favicon.ico file and then upload it to the root directory of your site along with your other files. I just love scale models and miniatures. And that’s something so easy to do with computer art–play with size and scale things up or down.