On the simple joys of designing favicons…

There’s no need for favicons. No need at all. They’re normally badly designed, they extend page design into the application itself (which I think is probably wrong) and they make your favourites menus all messy. Nonetheless, they are extraordinarily good fun to design – tiny little micro-branding-projects in 16×16 pixels that don’t take long and can be strangely satisfying. All this I discover years after everyone else of course. You can see the new favicons on this site, Barbelith and on the never-was-finally-build project,