A Favicon (or favourite icon) is a small image used to represent a website or webpage.

Favicons are most commonly seen next to the title of a webpage, in a browser’s tab:

Favicons can be displayed in a wide range of sizes, depending on the user’s browser and device. Developers may choose to provide Favicons in multiple sizes – optimized for each of these platforms – if they wish. There are many popular tools which will create these different Favicons automatically (Google for “favicon generator”).

In Insites

Insites tests for the correct use of Favicons with the Favicons test.

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