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How to add a favicon to your website?

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A favicon is the small icon that shows up in the browser tab next to your page title.


There's a lot of old information out there about the favicon. In 2020 you don't need a `.ico` file. Here's what you need:

1. Resize your logo to be 32px by 32px
2. Save your logo as a png and name it favicon-32x32.png
3. Add the following line to your `<head>`
<linkrel="icon"href="favicon-32x32.png"/>

That's it. If you are interested in more details you can keep reading.

Does my website need an icon?
Strictly speaking your site will work without one, but having an icon is critical for your user experience.

Why is a favicon important?
The icon is the main way that users will identify your site in their open browser tabs. It even shows up in search results so including an icon is important for SEO.



Is a single 32x32px icon enough?
32x32 is sufficient for simple use cases but if you're brand-conscious it will be a good idea to include a variety of sizes.

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My startup journey in a nutshell

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This post was written by one of our founders, Ruffa Carreon and originally posted on medium.com. Nine months ago, we started a coding bootcamp in the Philippines, Uplift Code Camp. Our mission is to teach relevant programming skills and help more individuals to jump start their tech careers — get better jobs, build apps and share the knowledge to more people. We are a team of three developers, Gen and Mike (in Seattle) and me (in Manila), juggling our day jobs while building the bootcamp. It’s definitely a challenge but us having the same passion and commitment on education, made Uplift possible. How did we start? We started on developing the curriculum, spending months on getting insights from many other programs, cross comparing them with our own experiences and tailor fitting it to be consumable by people with no background and also challenging enough for those who have some basics. And as we are rolling it out, we’re learning from our students and feeding it back to how we can impr…

Online Learning

The COVID-19 situation has us all staying home reducing the spread of the virus. As a result we've moved our classes fully online. This post discusses how you can make your online learning experience successful. Practice, practice, practice To learn to code like an expert, you need to put in the time to practice. Don't overlook the basic stuff! Muscle memory is an important part of coding. As you practice implementing simple programs and concepts, you'll find that writing more complex code will start to seem easier. That's because most complex functions are just a few simple concepts joined together. Take regular breaks While learning or working from home, it's easy to forget to take care of yourself. Every hour or two it's important to stand up, walk around, drink water and stay healthy. Occasional light exercise can help the brain stay active and focused so you can give 100% when you're learning.
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