How to Favicon in 2021

Andrey Sitnik:

It is time to rethink how we cook a set of favicons for modern browsers and stop the icon generator madness. Currently, frontend developers have to deal with 20+ static PNG files just to display a tiny website logo in a browser tab or on a touchscreen.

Having only this in your markup will do nowadays:

<link rel="icon" href="/favicon.ico"><!-- 32×32 -->
<link rel="icon" href="/icon.svg" type="image/svg+xml" sizes="any">
<link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="/apple.png"><!-- 180×180 -->
<link rel="manifest" href="/manifest.webmanifest">

Along with this in your linked manifest.webmanifest

{
  "icons": [
    { "src": "/192.png", "type": "image/png", "sizes": "192x192" },
    { "src": "/512.png", "type": "image/png", "sizes": "512x512" }
  ]
}

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Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a Freelance Web Developer from Belgium. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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