The importance of favicon and how to optimize it for Webflow with a new Figma plugin

Alexandre Teillet
5/9/2023
Webflow tips
5
 min

What is a favicon?

A favicon, or "favorite icon", is a small icon associated with a specific website or web page. It is usually displayed in the browser's address bar, next to the site name or URL, and in tabs. It can also appear in the bookmarks or favorites of your Webflow website, providing a quick visual identification of the site.

Why is a Webflow favicon important?

  1. Brand recognition: A well-designed favicon can reinforce your brand's recognition. It acts as a visual signature that distinguishes your site from other tabs open in the user's browser.
  2. Professionalism: A site with a favicon gives the impression of professionalism and attention to detail.
  3. Enhanced user experience: favicons make navigation easier for users, enabling them to quickly and easily identify the tabs or bookmarks they wish to open.

Introducing the "Favicon Webflow" plugin

The world of design is constantly evolving, and to stay up to date, it's essential to have the right tools. The "Webflow Favicon" plugin for Figma is one such tool. Designed by Mekaa, this plugin enables Figma users to quickly and easily generate favicons with the specific dimensions required for Webflow.

Plugin features :

  • Duplicates the selected frame.
  • Proportionally resize duplicated frames to standard favicon dimensions (32x32 and 256x256).
  • Duplicated frames are placed next to the original for easy tracking.

Webflow favicon tutorial

Preparing the favicon in Figma?

1. Install the Webflow Favicon plugin from the Figma plug-in store.

Figma plugins marketplace

2. Select the frame you wish to resize for your favicon.

3. Click on "Generate Favicon".

generate a Webflow favicon from figma

4. Your frame is then duplicated twice and proportionally resized to 32x32 and 256x256.

5. Duplicated frames are placed next to the original frame on the canvas.

Webflow favicon at the right size

6. Export your images

How do I add a favicon to Webflow?

  1. Log in to your Webflow account and open your project.
  2. From the dashboard, access your site's "Settings" tab.
  3. Under the "General" tab, look for the "Icons" section.
  4. Upload your favicon images (32x32 and 256x256) prepared previously in Figma.
  5. Save your changes and publish your site.

Thanks to the Webflow favicon plugin for Figma, creating and adding favicons to your Webflow site has never been easier. Make sure your site stands out with a distinctive, professional favicon.