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Animated Favicon

July 14, 2008 by

As Tim stated previously, incorporating a favicon with your site can reinforce branding for your business. At T&S, we wanted to take it a step further by adding an animated favicon. I created ours in Photoshop, saved it as a .gif, and renamed it as favicon.ico. Here is a website that will guide you in the process:


Here you can find a list of example sites with animated favicons:




Nick Little wrote...

August 1, 2008 at 11:00 am

Nick Little

You actually can’t rename the .gif to .ico. You must add the following code to the head section of the html in order for an animated favicon to work: <link rel=’shortcut icon’ href=’favicon.gif’ />. As of now only Firefox supports animated favicons, so be sure to have a backup favicon.


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