Your website’s got a favicon right? But does it have an iPhone app icon?

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Everyone knows (or should know) what a favicon is, you've probably got one on your website and if you haven't, you should. They're great for finding a particular site amongst a long list of bookmarks and I for one have a lot of bookmarks.

Recently though you've been able to add websites to your iPhone/iPod Touch's home screen by hitting the '+' while in Safari, then pressing 'Add to home screen'. This then adds an icon to your long list of app's but just performs as a shortcut to the desired website.

First you need your icon, design it to 58 by 58 pixels and then save it as PNG. Remember, you don't need any of the fancy rounded corners or glow effect on your icon, the iPhone/iPod Touch will handle that for you.

iPhone favicon

Now for the code, add this into the <head> of your site and give it a whirl.

Here's what my site looks like when you try to add it to your home screen.

iPhone adding bookmark


  • Josh wrote on

    Was wondering how to that the other day – thanks!

  • Callum Chapman wrote on

    Excellent little tip – I’ll do this when my new theme is up and running! :)

  • twe4ked wrote on

    Nice, thanks mate :)

  • g-han wrote on

    Thanks for this, I’ve got my own icon now!!!Love it!

  • The Inside Design wrote on

    Great tip, works perfectly. Thanks!

  • Michel Durrett wrote on

    I’ve by no means been an Apple fan but I have to confess that the iphone is quite good! :) I would wish to know if this subject about the iphone four is necessary or not. I would like to buy the new one and I was wondering if the calls really drop more or not. Sorry if it’s a bit off matter :P Thanks

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    Style and Sound well it’s not *my* style, but I just googled some similar cases and they’re over $100. So there’s some real incentive to DIY if you like the look.

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