Saturday, I made a favicon for my website. What is a favicon you ask? It's the 16 X 16 pixel icon displayed on the browser tab. In Internet Explorer, you'll see it in the URL bar next to the address. You know...Facebook has the blue "f", Twitter has the lower case "t", and now brindaberry.com has the cover of The Waiting Booth. Don't get eye strain looking at it. Trust me. It's there.
I'm going to send you to two websites for this quick lesson. First, I went here: http://www.favicon.cc/ . This site allows you to upload an image and make a favicon in seconds. You can then download it onto your computer for free. After I made my favicon in seconds, it took me a while to get it onto my site.
Later, I found this site: http://www.faviconhowto.com/ . The programmer, Kevin Cooper, does a very nice video that explains how to use his tools to make the favicon and also how to upload it to your webpage in the correct spot in the html coding. He'll also guide you to place it in the root folder. If you use the site in the previous paragraph to make your favicon, you can skip to around minute 6:00 in his 13:09 minute video.
If you have your own website, you'll love doing this quick and easy task. Blogger has the favicon edit available in the Design Tab. I'm not sure about the location in WordPress. So, go out there and make a favicon. It's easy!
**Update on 9/15/11 Here is the link to the Wordpress explanation and video: http://en.support.wordpress.com/avatars/blavatars/