Needs a Favicon

You might have noticed there have been no posts for a week or so. I was on a well deserved holiday. I had someone checking in on the site here but I did not get around to writing any posts to publish while I was away. Life just got to busy with holiday plans and booking hotels and packing. you know how it is I am sure. In making my travel plans I spent a lot of time using my favorite site for doing research on hotels, aptly named

They recently did some work to their website and changed their logo and some of the colors. The site looks good but I was surprised that they have not taken the time to create a favicon. You would think that someone in their branding department would have thought of that little detail. Apparently not. I like the new logo and they have a great little icon around the “o” that looks to me like an elevator button. I thought it would make a great little favicon for their website.

Here is what I thought they could use as their favicon. It draws on their great new logo and fits the new design they have created for their site. Another idea I had was to use just the “h” with the background color but I never did anything with that idea.

What do you think? Do you think could use a favicon on their website?

Favicon Inspiration

I was going to post a tutorial today about how to add your own favicon to a blog, but I was not quite done it when I saw this great post over at Smashing Magazine today. Favicon Episode 7 highlights some great examples of favicons that you can find on the Internet. If you are looking for some inspiration for your favicon you will certainly find some there to help you create your own for your website or blog. Of course once you design your favicon in your favorite graphic editor you can come here to Free Favicon to generate the ico file (hint hint). Don’t forget to check out some of the other posts they have on favicons as well. They have lots to inspire you!

Design Google’s Favicon!

It has been big news all around the web, Google changed its favicon from the upper case G that people recognized, to a new lower case g that has caught many people by surprise. The new Google favicon is not the last and final version yet and there will be more new favicons to come. Google’s official blog talks about how they have come up with the new favicon and how it is part of several new favicons that they are changing.

Google favicon iterations
It sounds like Google tested 300 or so different versions of favicons before choosing the lower case g that we see now. If you think you can do better make sure you submit your favicon creation to them. If they choose your favicon design you could become famous overnight, if you are not already famous. Go get those ideas together and blow Google’s socks off with a great favicon design.

You can also read about this over at TechCrunch: The Story Behind Google’s New Favicon.