Yeah, I’ve never read that book either, but I do know my online shopping and I do know my eighties hip-hop stars who just happen to wear oversized clocks around their necks. And, I’m NAA’s Web Manager. So, I guess I’m three for three.
Back to blog…Admittedly, I am that woman who shops online…for almost everything. We (not just women) all do it. In fact, I have had many a conversation with my colleagues at NAA about my online shopping habits and having to justify the abnormally large tub of OxyClean that I bought on Amazon.com. It just seems that as soon as I can get to the store for whatever I’m looking for, the store is either out of stock or the crowd is impossible*.
For a full-time working mother such as myself, even grocery shopping has become impossible (did you know that you can buy your groceries online? Now you do). But again, I digress.
As an avid online shopper and someone who manages a website, I’m online for most of my day and it’s safe to say that I may notice things on websites that many people do not. One of the things that I have always wanted to have for the NAA website is the favicon.
“What is it, a flava-con?” My fellow colleague, Kim McCrossen says to me in the lunch room at NAA.
"No, a favicon.” I said.
“Oh, ok, whatever.” And she went back to eating her raspberries.
A favicon is that small icon to the left of the URL in your browser. This is an extension of the website’s branding and can even be animated. Most websites that you visit these days have them and they are surprisingly easy to create and to add to your site.
I recently added a favicon to the NAA Home Page. It’s really simple and small, but it adds a nice professional look to the site. Here’s how:
Five steps to a clean a professional looking flava-con, I mean favicon.
*A disadvantage of living in a large metropolitan area.