Monday, November 22, 2010

Google Sites Tip - Favicon

Definition: A favicon is the icon that is displayed in browser tabs, bookmarks, etc.

Google Sites allows the uploading of a custom favicon.  The favicon will be displayed for all pages of the site and is one of the simple things that makes your site more credible.

To make and upload a favicon is simple.  First of all, get the free graphics and photoshop-like program GIMP.  It is an essential program for web designers like myself.  I use it for all my graphics.
  •  Open GIMP
  • Create 'New'
  • Specify a 32x32 pixel canvas
  • Create your symbol/icon
  • Save and name as favicon.ico, choose the 32 bpp option
  • In your Google Site go to Manage Site > Attachments
  • Click Upload and select your favicon.ico file
It's that easy!  Enjoy your new favicon and differentiate yourself from the typical Google Sites crowd.

That Favicon is Boring Anyway
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