A favicon (short for Favorite icon), also known as a shortcut icon, Web site icon, tab icon or bookmark icon, is a file containing one or more small icons, most commonly 16x16 pixels, associated with a particular website or web page. A web designer can create such an icon and upload it to a website (or webpage) by several means, and graphical web browsers will then make use of it. Browsers that provide favicon support, typically display a page's favicon in the browser's address bar (sometimes in the history as well) and next to the page's name in a list of bookmarks. Browsers that support a tabbed document interface typically show a page's favicon next to the page's title on the tab, and site-specific browsers use the favicon as a desktop icon.
Last Revised: 2015-09-23