A favicon (short for "favorites icon"), is an icon associated with a particular website or webpage. A webmaster can specify such an create such an icon with his site, and modern web browsers make use of them in various ways, for example displaying the icon next to the address in the location bar, and in bookmarks / favorites menus.
Explanation, and details of how to create and link a favicon.
How to Add a Favicon to your Site
Draft article from the W3C, giving details of how to associate an icon with a web page.
Program to convert .PNG files to the Windows icon format. Instructions and downloads for different platforms.
Encyclopedia article about the icons, with sections on usage and standardization.
Wikipedia: ICO (Icon Image File Format)
Encyclopedia article providing an overview of the format.
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