“Favicon” is short for “Favorite Icon,” and is also sometimes referred to as a shortcut icon, bookmark icon, or web site icon. That little picture you see next to a web site’s title in your “Bookmarks” bar? That’s a favicon. The image next to a web address in the URL bar? That’s a favicon, too. Because they’re thumbnails crammed into such limited spaces, favicons have to be small – usually, 16×16 pixels. The purpose of favicons is similar to the purpose of a logo or label on, say, a food product – they’re meant to help web users instantly recognize a website. For example, when you see that black W in a white square, you know the association immediately: Wikipedia. In technological time, favicons are ancient – they made their debut in 1999 on Internet Explorer 5. However, favicons are still extremely popular and can be helpful for law firm SEO. They are attached to nearly all major websites. Below is our collection of legal-themed favicons for you to use in your law firm website design.