Bookmark Icon

Hi all,

I am trying get a bookmark icon to work for my site but I can’t seem to get it to show in browser bookmarks.

I have created a 16x16 px gif image and uploaded to my host server but no sign in browsers.

I’m on a mac using snow leopard, checking in most browsers.

This is new to me so I could do with some help if anybody knows.


Absolutely brilliant advice Alex. I had managed to save it as a .ico file but didn’t know the rest.

I’m so grateful. You presented the information really clearly, very easy to understand.

I did what you said and it worked.

Thank you so much,



OK a few notes for you (to get it working):

  • Firstly, it needs to be a proper Microsoft Icon file (.ico) if you want it to work browser wide.
  • Secondly, you want to name the file favicon.ico (that’s what browsers look for by default).
  • Finally, you’ll want to include the below code in your <head> so they can find and cache it.
<link rel="shortcut icon" type="image/" href="favicon.ico" />