FAVICONs and More

Favicons were introduced in 1999 by Internet Explorer 5 (ref) and standardized by the W3C a few months later. They are a small graphic that represents the website.

Self Assessment:

  • Do I know what a FAVICON is?
  • What is the primary FAVICON file?
  • What dimensions should favicon.ico be?
  • What is the purpose of favicon.png?
  • What is new about favicons?
  • What is Touch-Icon?

NOTE: Code for FAVICON may vary according to the target devices.

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