What Is This About?
Web sites used to have a
favicon.ico, or not.
With the introduction of the
apple-touch-icon.png finding “the” icon for a site became more complicated.
This service finds and — if necessary — generates icons for web sites.
URL APIYou can just link to an icon using the required
sizeparameters: Readme on GitHub.
Disclaimer & Self-hosting
I can’t guarantee this service will still be running in 10 years from now - sometimes you've got to move on.
That said, if you want to run this on your own machines you can head over to besticon on GitHub where you can find source code and instructions on how to install and run the server, it's quite easy.
Please feel free to open an issue over at GitHub if you happen to stumble upon an error or a site that does not work as expected.