Favicons are the tiny icons that appear in the address bar of most browsers and on the tabs in the browsers as well. If the icon is there, it means the website owner went the extra step to create the special image and put it there to further brand the website. It is a finishing touch on a well-designed website.
Conversley, the lack of a favicon might communicate a lack of attention to detail. DotNetNuke, DNN, brands its websites with the little gear favicon. Which is a great idea for them, but is not fine for your church website. Even worse than a missing icon is one that is tied with some other seemingly unrelated business.
Creating and putting your own favicon on your site is a simple thing to do. The steps are below. Let's get started.
First you need to create your icon. There is a greate website that will help you create one for free. http://www.favicon.cc Go there and follow the simple directions to paint the small boxes of a 16x16 pixel image that becomes your favicon. Save the file to your computer. Then upload the new favicon.ico file to your website and drop it into the "portals/