Dene thinks not having a favicon on a website is the on-line version of your bra strap hanging out when you’ve gone to the trouble of dressing up and yet you forget to do the small things that matter. Maybe it is more like forgetting to put on your jewelry. But anyway we have noticed that lots of sites don’t have them! We are appalled because it is makes your site look unfinished.
Some of you may not know what a favicon is, and you may even have one but didn’t know it had a name. A favicon (combo of Favorite and Icon) is a small, 16×16 image that is shown inside the browser’s location bar and bookmark menu when your website is called up. It is a good way to brand your site and increase its’ prominence in your visitor’s bookmark menu.
Creating a favicon is fairly straightforward. You select and send us a picture, logo or other graphic (of any size / resolution – but remember it ends up being tiny!). You can also just let us grab one from your site. When you send it give us your website’s hosting information. We can make a fixed favicon or we can also do animated favicons. You can see an example on our site and also on the Asher PR site. We then upload the image it to your site through FTP and put a couple of lines of code in your website’s header file.
In order to do that we will need the name of the web hosting company, your user name and your password. If you don’t feel comfortable doing that you can call your hosting company and have them walk you through adding New Tricks as a temporary user, which will give us temporary access that you can eliminate later. We charge 100.00 to make and install a static favicon on your site and 125.00 for one that is animated. Such a deal.
Don’t you worry, the chicks at New Tricks will make sure your website’s bra strap is not hanging out.