A member of the Genesis Club asked how to create a simple favicon – now called a Site Icon – using text in Photoshop. Site icons are best if they’re extremely simple, consisting of few flat colors, without shadows, shading or bevelling.
You can make a Site Icon out of any image as long as it is simple and views well at very tiny sizes.
For example on this site I use the coffee cup symbol.
It just about works – I even included the froth on top.
In this video I create a simple site icon out of some text. Normally I would upload this to my site using the Genesis Club Pro plugin, but recently WordPress added this functionality to the WordPress core.
So we may remove the favicon upload from our plugin. If we do, we will almost certainly do an automatic move to the WordPress method to save you having to edit all your sites that use the Genesis Club Pro plugin to use the WordPress facility.