Occasionally I have the need to create an icon file – usually for use as a favourite icon for a website. Until recently I struggled to find a simple way of achieving this as the graphics programs I use, as good as they are, don’t seem to have support for *.ico files. Then I stumbled upon the Online Icon Maker which, as the name suggests, is a web-based system for creating icon files.
You can choose to either create your icon from scratch or upload an existing file. On screen you see a simple view of the icon on the left with a palate of colours on the right. The colours includes transparent allowing the icon to also appear to be floating above whatever is behind it.
Once you have completed your design you click the download button and the icon file is downloaded to your local PC.
It is simple and brilliant. Highly recommended.