How to create a webclip icon for your iOS device

Custom Apple webclip iconIn this day and age, as more and more people are venturing out on their own to start their business, competition has gotten fierce. That’s why it is important to learn to set yourself apart from others. I’m not talking about having the best products – we all think we have the best products. I’m talking about adding a little polish to your current efforts. This could be something simple like changing your photo from that vacation picture to a more professional photo on your Facebook Page, building a website, or even throwing out that old sweatshirt you’ve kept since high school.

So why should you consider adding a little polish to what you’re doing now? Because when you put the extra effort in, people typically take notice. And the more they notice, the more they want to share what it is that you do with others, that’s because they think you do a good job.

One place to start is for those of you with a website. Have you ever seen those glassy looking icons on an Apple iPad 2 or iPhone? They look great, don’t they? As luck would have it, anyone with a website can create a custom icon for their website. This way, anytime someone saves your website to their Apple iPad 2, iPhone or iPod Touch, they will end up with one of these professional-looking icons.

To create your very own custom icon, here’s all you need to do:

  1. Create an icon – 158×158 pixels
  2. Save your image as a PNG file and name it apple-touch-icon.png
  3. Upload your file to the root folder of your website
  4. On your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, click the following icon
  5.  Apple email icon
  6. Select “Add to Home Screen”

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Now that you have a custom webclip icon, doesn’t it feel great? Don’t stop there. Look for others areas where you can add a little polish to.  If you get stuck, you can always contact me. Enjoy!