Favorite Favicons

You know... those tiny icons that show up in your browser bar when you are shuttling from one site to another? I had the hardest time coming up with a good favicon for Dakota Street Design. With only 16 x 16 square pixels to work with, it can be a challenge to come up with design. 

I was inspired by downloading a font suite from github.com -- among the fonts was an icon for a frame with crop marks. Check in the browser bar at the heading - News - Dakota Street Design. Voila! It's simple, it's sweet, and it's representative of one of my favorite types of design projects... print projects with a full "bleed" that require crop marks for the printer to trim. 

Word on the street is that the latest systems will allow for responsive design of favicons - to display differently on various monitors and browsers. We'll keep an eye out for them... and maybe someday, when the fundamental 16 px canvas is bigger, Dakota Street Design will have a bigger palette to play with.

Update: January 2019

As predicted above, favicons have gotten bigger. The recommendation is now to build them at 500px square. A typical unexpected display might be as a button on a retina-display iPhone. That calls for high resolution!

Accordingly, we’ve updated our logo and our favicon.