BluestNight recommends using RealFaviconGenerator to generate favicons for your site.
Different web browsers on different systems each expect a different kind of favicon image for their platform. BluestNight supports using these different favicons and will automatically include them in the metadata for your website, if found.
BluestNight looks for the following files in the
favicon.ico- the generic favicon. BluestNight adds the query string
?nocacheto the end of the URL so updates to the icon get propagated to users.
favicon-DDxDD.png- favicons of various sizes, where
DDxDDis their dimensions (e.g.
apple-touch-icon.png- Apple’s iOS favicon for adding to the home screen.
site.webmanifest- A JSON manifest file for Android users to add your site to their homescreen
safari-pinned-tab.svg- An icon for Mac OS X users to pin your site to their start bar.
Also: Windows Live Tiles
The website RealFaviconGenerator allows you to upload a single image and generate all of the above files. Just unzip the contents of the downloaded zip file to the
/static/ folder of your site.