About The Author

Sven is the co-founder and former CEO of Smashing Magazine. He write at his Conterest Blog, where he focuses on blogs, content strategy, writing and publishing … More about Sven Lennartz

50 Fantastic Favicons – Best Of

      Every now and again we showcase fantastic favicons, those tiny pieces of art that you’ll find in your browser’s address bar or when rifling through your bookmarks. These little gems are important because they serve as visual indicators to help visitors easily identify content in their browser. That aside, favicons are just nice to look at, and way too many websites don’t make use of them. We want to change that, which is why we are presenting what is now the ninth episode in our favicons series: a small article with tiny images and fast loading time… for a change.

      Every now and again we showcase fantastic favicons, those tiny pieces of art that you’ll find in your browser’s address bar or when rifling through your bookmarks. These little gems are important because they serve as visual indicators to help visitors easily identify content in their browser.

      Fantastic Favicons

      That aside, favicons are just nice to look at, and way too many websites don’t make use of them. We want to change that, which is why we are presenting what is now the ninth episode in our favicons series: a small article with tiny images and fast loading time… for a change.

      Further Reading on SmashingMag:

      Any picture’s merit is debatable. But notice that these favicons were chosen not simply for their beauty and originality; it was important to us also that each fit the overall website design and logo. Pay attention to the details of the design.

      Here’s the List of Favicons


      tableauTableau Public
      gnashGnash Project
      toproundupsTop Roundups
      elasticElastic Tabstops
      landingi-on interactive
      arcArc Technology Group
      kodingenKodingen
      slv-rentSound Light Vision
      highchartsHighcharts
      facesFaces
      photoscapePhotoscape
      londonLondon Reviews
      openfacesOpen Faces
      RocketThemeRocketTheme
      techbridgeTechbridge
      softexpansionSoft eXpansion
      screwturnScrewturn Wiki
      nimbupaniNimbupani
      spoonjuiceSpoonjuice
      unifreiburgUniversität Freiburg
      paragonParagon Software
      imastersiMasters
      techeblogTechEBlog
      fitbitFitBit
      dropboxDropBox
      axialisAxialis
      swebappsSwebapps
      acquiaAcquia
      sniptSnipt
      mixMIX Online
      secondSecond Market
      openxOpen X
      filemailFilemail
      55eleven55Eleven
      onehubOnehub
      projectbubbleProjectbubble
      projektwerkProjektwerk
      medienlabMedienlab
      iconshockIconshock
      splitweedSplitweed
      gobyGoby
      m1M1 Design
      pagestatPageStat
      commadotCommadot
      babbelblogBabbelblog
      tammyhartTammy Hart
      toufeeToufee
      lionLion Framework
      highbeamHigh Beam
      mixxtMixxt
      cmsexpoCMSExpo

      And finally, all the favicons in one picture:

      best favicons

      Smashing Editorial (al)