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How to add a Favicon to a Website

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Step 1

Create a 16 x 16px svg image (this is the size of the icon in the browser tab). Name the file: favicon.svg.

Step 2

Upload your image to RealFaviconGenerator & generate your favicon file package. Move your .svg image & the following files from the package to the root of your site's public directory:

  • favicon.ico
  • apple-touch-icon.png
  • android-chrome-192x192.png
  • android-chrome-512x512.png

Step 3

Add the following 3 link elements to your .html file:


<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
        <!-- highlight -->
        <link rel="icon" href="/favicon.ico" sizes="any" />  <!-- 32×32 -->
        <!-- highlight -->
        <link rel="icon" href="/favicon.svg" type="image/svg+xml" />
        <!-- highlight -->
        <link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="/apple-touch-icon.png" />  <!-- 180×180 -->
        <!-- highlight -->
        <link rel="manifest" href="/site.webmanifest" />

Step 4

Create a site.webmanifest file in the root of your site's public directory. Add the following:


    "name": "Brad Woods' Digital Garden",
    "short_name": "Brad Woods",     // shown if there isn't enough room for name's value 
    "icons": [
            "src": "/android-chrome-192x192.png",
            "sizes": "192x192",
            "type": "image/png"
            "src": "/android-chrome-512x512.png",
            "sizes": "512x512",
            "type": "image/png"
    "theme_color": "#c15a58",       // theme_color & background_color should match your favicon
    "background_color": "#1b1b1b",
    "display": "standalone"

Step 5

Deploy your work & test at RealFaviconGenerator.

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