Ever need to create a favicon image? Not something you do everyday but when you do it sure would be nice to have a tool. You could always use Photoshop, Microsoft Paint, etc. I wanted an easier way. After a couple web searches I found the perfect answer. Upload any image and a favicon is created for you. The Favicon Generator will even create an animated favicon! I’d never wish this annoyance on anyone but the idea is quite novel. There is also a tool to validate your favicon and the link tags needed to make favicon’s work with a wide variety of browsers. Here’s the link tags I’ve been using for sometime now and this seems to cover the major browsers.
<link rel="ICON" type="image/gif" href="/favicon.gif"/>
<link rel="SHORTCUT ICON" href="/favicon.ico"/>