I created my favicon using my chop that I got from my grandfather’s home village in Southern China. I was in China 15 years ago for the opening ceremony of a library that my aunt donated to a local school in honor of my grandfather. It was quite the to-do. Some of the swag that I kept included a large commemorative metal pin in the shape of the library itself, and my chop. My chop was made from a seed that is native to the area and someone painstakingly painted words on it in possibly the tiniest writing I’ve ever seen. Here it is:
Yes, yes, the writing is upside down. That does not take away from it’s coolness.
The whole thing measures 1.25″ -so tiny writing. Super super tiny writing. Plus the chop signature itself is a highly stylized ancient form. Long story short, it’s one of the cooler things I own, and is on the list of stuff I’d like to save from a fire.
So I incorporated it into my logo, which is on my website and letterhead, etc. And for AGES I’ve wanted to get it onto the top of my website in the navigation bar- the little image by the page title up top- called a favicon.
Favicons are supposed to be easy to insert into a website, but for some reason the standard line of code: <link rel=”shortcut icon” href=”favicon.ico”> wasn’t working for me. Instead, I had to use this:
href=” http : // example.com / favicon.ico” >
And finally it worked!! Yay! I am certain now I can conquer the world. In the end it only took me 5 minutes to do. So go to my site, and check out the little icon on the top! GO!