Favicon, icon, shortcut icon, apple-touch-icon: Are there any others?
This is a two part question:
The first is about favicons in general. Are there any good practices to follow when it comes to these icons? Currently my site had
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://mysite.com/favicon.ico" /> in the
<head> of my site pages and I have the file
favicon.ico in my root folder to cover the basics. Are there other practies that are not as well known yet good when creating/using a favicon? IS 16x16 still the best size?
Th second part of this question is about other "favicons" on the site. The main one I mention is the Apple's "favicon" for my site. I can put this code:
<link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="somepath/image.png" /> onto my site and when a person using an iOS operating system adds my site to their homescreen it views my icon vs a thumbnail of my site. Do other devices/operating systems have anything similar? (Android, Windows Mobile, Symbian, Blackberry, etc.)
Are there other things I should know?
Note: This Question comes close to answering this but it is over a year old and much has changed in that time at least in relation to phones/tablets.