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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

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