Asking for a Favicon


Favicon3Peeking at the Twittersphere, as you do, I stumbled across a tweet from Annie Spratt, writer of the Mammasaurus blog, and one of the lovely bloggers I met at the recent BritMums Live event.  On her blog she has given a tutorial about how to create and upload a Favicon to your blog. Favicons are those small icons you see on your internet browser tabs, a logo representing the brand of the web site.  So I thought I would give it a go as part of Project Blog, and create my blog’s own Favicon.

As one who always follows instructions on any new gadgets and pieces of flat packed furniture, I followed her instructions to the letter.  Well, I thought I had a pretty good knowledge of basic computer packages, but could I work out how to create a box in Windows Paint?  To my shame, it took me a good hour just to work that part out, but I got there in the end.  And thankfully the rest was plain sailing.

Importing my colour filled box into PicMonkey, I added the initials ACM (see above), rounded the corners, and I was done.  Next step, upload to the blog.  Annie recommends a WordPress plugin called All In One Favicon, which worked a treat, simple, but job done!

There are quite a few nice bits and pieces on Annie’s blog, I think I may use it again very soon.