Ryan’s Incredible World has gained what is called a “Favicon.” A favicon is the icon image that appears on browser tabs and/or appears next to the search bar when you visit a site.
In the case of Ryan’s Incredible World, after figuring out what the little image is called in a Google search, I set out to design one for my site. It seems several of the sites that make them easily can convert them from several different graphic types, so it was just a matter of picking something. The first attempt I made I just used a photo of me to try out the process, but felt I would need to delete the background around my head if I was going to use that and since I’m due to take a few more updated skinnier pictures of me thanks to the weight loss I’ve enjoyed on Jorge Cruise’s Belly Fat Cure I didn’t feel like using a photo for my favicon.
I decided to add the stylized “R” from the font of the main title of the page. I had attempted several different looks, including doing a “RIW” however in such a tiny icon, the font the text is in, was making it look like “ROW” So I figured an “R” would just look better, plus I think it ties in better with my site (please leave a comment below if you like it or have suggestions on what you think I should use).
I ended up making my favicon in Corel’s Paint Shop Pro and using it’s GIF Optimizer feature to make the background transparent. Then I used the favicon generator at html-kit.com/favicon/ which also generated an icon for iPhone and iPod Touch users. I uploaded the files to my server, added a couple lines of code to my blog software to point to the files, and now Ryan’s Incredible World, now has a favicon showing whenever anyone visits my site. A quick and easy process.