If you run a Web server, you've seen requests for
favicon.ico in your access logs. This is the
standard name for a small icon fetched by many Web
browsers for display alongside the link name in
bookmarks. It's a cheesy little thing, but it's yet
another way to display a logo in your site content;
more to the point, you can stop looking at 404 errors
in your access logs if you put up a favicon.ico file.
The file itself is a simple bitmap icon file. You
can create one from scratch with an icon editor
like Icon Creation Program 1.0 by Robert Smyth,
if you've got a Windows box running 98/NT/2000.
The home page for Smyth's Icon Creation Program
www.softpile.com, but if you'd just like to download
the software without looking at pop-up ads you can just
here for the 939KB .ZIP file.
If you don't want to fool with creating one from scratch,
you can click
here to pick up a 117KB .ZIP
file that contains all these icons:
(image copyright 1998-2003 Railway Station Productions LLC)
The preceding image and ZIP file of icons are on the
www.royaltyfreeart.com site. RoyaltyFreeArt.com is an
excellent resource for things like this, and they have one of
the most reasonable license agreements I've ever seen.