You may not know what they are – but you see them every time you browse the internet. Look up at your open tabs on your browser right now, see that icon before the websites name? That’s a favicon!

Okay, it may not seem much, but trust me, that tiny box of pixels makes a huge difference in terms of user experience. Internet users tend to have multiple tabs open at once, and having an eye-pleasing favicon will help your website design stand out – especially if someone is comparing your business with other competitors. Your favicon should be a memorable cue, something that your customers remember at a glance.

Your brand on display

A favicon is an extension of your brand, whether it’s your company’s initials, your logo or some clever iconography. Your favicon will be visible on more than just the tab bar.  Since May 2019, Google has been putting favicons on display in mobile search ranking pages, and whenever someone bookmarks your page the favicon will appear in their list of favourite and most visited websites.

Many websites have instantly recognisable favicons, like eBay’s coloured striped shopping bag to Amazons ‘a’ or Instagram’s camera icon. These are the online equivalent of the golden arches or the Nike tick. Simpler is better when it comes to favicons.

Adding a favicon to your website design

Typically, a favicon is square, 16x16 pixels and saved as an .ICO file. However, as always at DotGO, we have made things easy for you. Just upload a .png of your logo and our editor will automatically resize, convert and create a favicon ready for use on your website.

We also have a number of pre-made favicons ready to use, and all of our websites have a placeholder favicon so that your website design will always look professional.


It’s important to remember that people view the website on different devices and tend to have multiple tabs open at once. A favicon is a small but important way to make sure your website stands out amongst the crowd.

We believe there is a place for good-old-fashioned customer service on the Internet.  It's in our DNA.  Our different approach has made a big impression on our customers and a huge difference to their businesses. 


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If I could give a 10 star I would, from start to finish dotgo has been there every step of the way ,faith my web designer has been so patient and also has guided me in every aspect of the web build I’m actually quite sad she won’t be by my side anymore but one thing is for sure I no they have a brilliant support team for if I ever run into trouble or need some more guidance From the bottom of my heart I would like to say a massive thank you to Josh and remy for your support Andrew the contents writer for understanding what I’m about and faith for making my dream become a reality , honestly who Evers reading this and are looking for web designer stop scrolling and go with Dot Go you will not be disappointed

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