Currently my blog is hosted at WordPress itself which is why it shows up with the “favicon” of the WordPress logo. But while I was watching all of Being Erica Season 3 for yesterday’s post I started thinking about the fact that sooner rather than later I am going to be moving this blog to my own self-hosted domain. This would be awesome for many reason one of them being, obviously, that I won’t have to worry about such things as “How to Add a Tweet Button With YOUR Twitter Handle On A WordPress.com Hosted Blog” as well a whole slew of other ones. But I digress. The other thing I started thinking of while watching Being Erica was that I wanted to have a cool logo and/or favicon for this site – once it can have a favicon that is – and so I started sketching.
What is a favicon? You ask. Well, obviously you can click on the linked Wikipedia description at the first mention of the word above but then this will be a shorter post so I am going to tell you instead! A favicon is the little icon you see in your browser tab when you are on different websites. It gets its name from the portmanteau of the words “favorite” and “icon” because when you save a website as a favorite in your bookmarks, that’s the icon that represents it next to the title of the site. It makes it easier to find at a glance and it is more recognizable as a unique site.
I also just found out in writing this post that the word is pronounced “faa-vih-kahn”. I always pronounced it fave-icon until now. So that’s some learning for me and for you.
The reason for wanting a logo is pretty obvious. What blog/blogger doesn’t want their own logo? Of course I could spring for a proper designer to create these but I like to sketch and doodle – much to the chagrin of many a teacher through elementary and high school – so I thought I’d take a stab at it first Read more…