Having no favicon sucks. Hence, here is my first attempt at giving this site a favicon. I would also like to give my main website one, but I guess working out the blog icon first would be easier.
In the beginning I tried to create a monogram with the letters “D” and “F”, since the title of this blog is De Finibus. But alas, I fail to find a sensible way to combine these two letters.
Then I realize that the Latin word “de” is probably not so important anyway. So the design naturally centers around “F”. I tried to add various adornments around the letter “F”. In the beginning, the adornments themselves are symmetric. But it looked like all possibilities were used over and over. Then I realized that the adornments could be unsymmetrical.
So here it is.
Since for now I am using the Adagio Serif font family for this blog, I use the same typeface for the icon. I guess I need to update the icon whenever I change the typeface, but it should be fine since I’m not going to mess with typefaces too frequently.
Now I have a list of problems:
- The icon looks too simplistic. Need some color or embellishment.
- The line widths do not look well-balanced. The vertical line is too thin when compared with the parenthesis.
But they won’t stop me from going to bed now. It has been late and I need to stop.
Anyway, I believe that it is a nice little step.
Appendix: why WordPress complains
WordPress allows me to upload a large image and it can automatically produce the favicon. But it complains without giving a detailed error message whenever I try to do so. A quick Google search gives out the answer: I need to install the package