iconifier.net is a Webilicious side project that creates favicons and Apple Launcher icons from a supplied image. The tool was created because other similar tools didn't quite do what I wanted at the time:
- creation of the files with the correct file names
- preserve transparency so transparent GIF or PNG files result in transparent favicon and Apple Launcher icons
- multiple and higher resolutions embedded in a single favicon file
- easy one screen operation and download
ChronoForms is installed to enable custom PHP code that generates the icons and zips them into a download file. The PHP-ICO tool from Chris Jean does the hard work of creating the multi-image favicon file.
As at August 2016, the tool has generated over 200,000 icon sets.
The iconifier.net website is kept simple so that the website loads as fast as possible. According to GT Metrix (see below), the website loads in less than 1.5 seconds which is quick compared to most websites.
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