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

Alexandre Teillet
Webflow tips

What is a favicon?

A favicon, or “favorite icon”, is a small icon associated with a specific website or web page. It is typically 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, offering quick visual identification of the site.

Why is a favicon on Webflow important?

  1. Brand recognition : A well-designed favicon can increase brand 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. Improved user experience : Favicons make it easy for users to navigate, allowing them to quickly and easily identify which tabs or bookmarks they want to open.

Presentation of 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 of these tools. Designed by Mekaa, this plugin allows Figma users to quickly and easily generate favicons with specific dimensions required for Webflow.

Plugin features:

  • Duplicate the selected frame.
  • Resize duplicate frames proportionally to the standard favicon dimensions (32x32 and 256x256).
  • Duplicate frames are placed next to the original for easy tracking.

Tutorial for adding your favicon to Webflow

Preparing the favicon in Figma ?

1. Install the Favicon Webflow plugin from the Figma plugin store.

Figma plugins marketplace

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

3. Click on “Generate Favicon”

générer un favicon Webflow depuis figma

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

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

Favicon Webflow à la bonne taille

6. Export your images

How do I add a favicon to Webflow?

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

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