A favicon, short for favorite icon, is a personalize icon that is displayed with the website name/favorite listing. Most professional web sites customize the favicon with their corporate logo. Here is what my News favorite folder looks like -- you can see the personalized corporate logo for each favorite entry.
You can personalize your typepad blog with your very own favicon as well - as I have now done with my applepie blog.
- First thing is to create a favicon.ico file - a 16x16 pixel file. I used an online website called FavIcon from Pictures to convert a picture to a favicon size and format. Once created, make sure to name the file favicon.ico
- Next you need to upload your new favicon.ico file to the your blog home folder.
That's it. Most browsers now will find and display the favicon automatically when the site is viewed in that browser.
You may need to clear the cache from your existing browser or to hard refresh the page (CTRL + F5 on Firefox) before your new favicon is displayed.