How To Add A Favicon To Weebly (update)

Posted : admin On 8/23/2021

Remember to design your favicon as a square. Keep the image simple so it can be understood at small sizes – actual rendering is about 16 pixels square. Adding the favicon is easy through Settings Favicon from the site builder. Have fun with the design and remember to create an icon that brings a level of personality and flair to your website. The code to add a favicon is just one short line so it's easy as it is. I'm guessing in future releases, Dreamweaver and other WYSIWYG website creators will implement a click and select system for favicons since it's become the norm now. Using IE, bookmark the site Drag the shortcut from your bookmarks menu onto your desktop Open the resulting.URL using a (real) text editor There will be a line in the file for IconFile, which will point to the favicon file on the web server. I have a Pro site from Weebly and have a custom favicon which I uploaded etc. There were no problems. Now, after not having done anything with the website for a few days, I suddenly see that the favicon went back to the Weebly logo. Even though mine is still uploaded (I tried uploading it again but no change). I did update Windows today.

How To Set Favicon

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Draft in development; may change radically at any time.

How To Add A Favicon To Weebly (update)

A favicon is a graphicimage (icon) associated with a particular Web page and/or Website. Many recent user agents (such as graphical browsers andnewsreaders) display them as a visual reminder of the Web siteidentity in the address bar or in tabs. The wikipedia includes anarticle aboutfavicons [FAVICON-WIKIPEDIA].

To add a favicon to your Web site, you'll need both an image and amethod for specifying that the image is to be used as a favicon. Thisdocument explains the method preferred by W3C for specifying thefavicon. There is another common method that is illustrated below,with an explanation of why that method is inconsistent with someprinciples of Web architecture. Both methods only apply to HTML andXHTML, one of the limitations discussedbelow.

This document does not discuss in detail how to create a faviconimage. However, the format for the image you have chosen must be 16x16pixels or 32x32 pixels, using either 8-bit or 24-bit colors. Theformat of the image must be one of PNG (aW3C standard), GIF, or ICO.

What is a favicon

Method 1 (Preferred): Use of a rel attribute valuedefined in a profile


The first approach for specifying a favicon is to use the relattribute value 'icon' and to define what the value means via a profile; profiles are discussed in more detailbelow. In this HTML 4.01 example, the favicon identified via the URI as being a favicon:

The XHTML 1.0 version looks very similar:

Method 2 (Discouraged): Putting the favicon at a predefined URI

A second method for specifying a favicon relies on using apredefined URI to identify the image: '/favicon', which is relative tothe server root. This method works because some browsers have beenprogrammed to look for favicons using that URI. This approach isinconsistent with some principles of Web architecture and is beingdiscussed by W3C's Technical Architecture Group(TAG) as their issue siteData-36.To summarize the issue: The Web architecture authorizes site managersto manage their URI space (for a given domain name) as they seefit. 03.code combatmr. mac's virtual existence. Conventions that do not represent community agreement and thatreduce the options available to a site manager do not scale and maylead to conflict (since there is no well-known list of thesepredefined URIs). One practical consideration illustrates the problem:many users have Web sites even though they do not have their owndomain name. These users cannot specify favicons using the secondmethod if they cannot write to the server root. However, they can usemethod one to specify a favicon since it is more flexible and does notconstrain the site manager to use a single favicon at a single placeon the site.

There are a few other well-known encroachments on URI space,including the 'robots.txt' file and the location of a P3P privacypolicy. The Technical Architecture Group is exploring alternativesthat do not impinge on URI space without license.

Use of Profiles to Define Terms Such as 'icon'

Loosely speaking, a profile is a definition of set ofterms. Ideally, a profile includes both machine-readable informationand human-readable information. In HTML 4.01 and XHTML 1.0, a fewattributes such as the rel attribute do not have a predefined set ofvalues. Instead, the author can provide values according to need, andthen use a profile to explain what the values mean. In our case, wehave recommend that authors use the value 'icon' and a profile thatexplains that 'when we say icon, we mean 'this is a favicon.'

In Method 1 above, we use the rel attribute with theLINKelement and choose a profile with the profile attributeon the HEAD element.

We defined a profile which you can freely use for your own sites.


There are several limitations to the approaches described above,including the preferred method (which is why the TAG continues to workon the question):

  • The approaches only work in HTML or XHTML
  • The preferred approach associates a favicon with an HTML document,not a collection of documents (i.e., a site)
  • The proposed profile for defining the 'icon' value is not arecognized standard, which means there may be interoperability issuesin practice.
  • There is no standard (at least defined by HTML 4.01)for machine-readable profiles that wouldallow a browser to know 'this means an image is a favicon.' Thus, abrowser has to be programmed in advance to recognize this particularvalue of rel. For more information on the use of profilesin HTML and XHTML, see GRDDL[GRDDL].


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The following QA Interest Group participants and W3C staff havecontributed significantly to the content of this document:Dominique Hazaël-Massieux (W3C), Chris Lilley (W3C), andOlivier Théreaux (W3C).