Favicons are one of those things that we all see every day but which none of us ever really notices. The majority of websites have a favicon, also known as a favorites icon, shortcut icon, or bookmark icon, but most of them are instantly forgettable. Only a select few stand out, so, as befitting the name, we want to know which favicons are your personal favorites.
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We want to know, What Are Your Favorite Favicons?
This is a rather strange question because we suspect most of you won’t know which favicons are your favorites off the top of your heads. Because you’ll likely never pay them any attention. They’re just there, quietly doing their job without asking for, or being given, any credit.
Thankfully, it will be very simple for you to find your favorite favicons. All you need to do is look through your list of favorites or bookmarks and see which of the icons stand out for you in an aesthetically pleasing manner. If you’re one of those weirdos who doesn’t keep a list of favorites or bookmarks, then you’ll have to visit your regular haunts in order to see their favicons.
We’re counting on you doing just that so we can compile a list of the best favicons on the Web. Partly for our own enjoyment, but partly in the hopes it inspires other websites to spend a little more time and effort creating a fitting favicon that people will remember long after they close their browser in order to do something more interesting.
All you have to do is comment below with the name of the websites which, in your opinion, have the best favicons. You don’t need to take a screenshot or do anything else which will consume your precious time. That’s our job, and we’re more than happy to do it.
If you remain unconvinced as to the importance of favicons, it should be noted that they have been a thing since 1999. That was the year Microsoft released Internet Explorer 5, the first browser to support these tiny images that punctuate the Web without anyone really noticing. So they have a long and illustrious history.
Favicons remain one of the unsung heroes of the Internet, and that’s something we want to change. Let’s give them their moment in the sun and their day in the spotlight. Let’s reward the websites which put some thought into their favicons while ignoring those that have adopted a, “That’ll do, no one cares anyway,” attitude.
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