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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.

  • If much has changed since that previous question(I disagree completely, BTW), that's what you should be asking about directly, not just referencing in passing; most of this is re-hash. Honestly, very little's changed about specifying favicons since they were first implemented, never mind the past year. There's just not that much to change. As far as the 16x16 bit: yes, it's still the size commonly used. – Su' Nov 5 '11 at 9:11

16x16 is still best practice, this isn't something that is likely to change soon.

To answer your second question;

Mobile devices that try and include an image for a bookmark or website generally use the favicon. I can't speak for them all but certainly the ones you mentioned there don't have any special icon type or setting.

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