Clearing Safari’s Favicon Cache

Screenshot of Safari's cache preferences

When you’re testing a favicon, you’ll probably run into Safari’s tendency to aggressively cache favicons. No matter how many times you refresh, it hangs on to the old favicon. To solve this, go to Safari > Empty Cache and untick all the options apart from “Remove all website icons”.

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The Icon Handbook launches to very positive reviews!

Please excuse the whole trumpet-blowing self-indulgence, but after spending a year working my bottom off to make it, please allow me some time to enjoy the rewards!

"The Icon Handbook is another must-have publication from Five Simple Steps. Bold, beautiful, thoughtful, and comprehensive. Jon Hicks has created a fantastic web-specific resource that every web designer should own"
Simon Collison


“This isn’t just any book, it’s one that Jon has wanted to write for a long time but waited until he found a publisher who could do justice to his vision. Lucky for us he found it. Jon’s flawless eye for detail is evident on every page of The Icon Handbook.”
Andy Clarke


“What graphic designer wouldn’t love to find The Icon Handbook on their reading shelf in 2012?”
Happy Cog


“It’s pointless beating around the bush here, The Icon Handbook looks gorgeous… As you would expect, no corners have been cut with the supporting imagery, and the care and craft taken in producing this book is apparent on every page. This is a book for designers, by designers.”
Dan Oliver

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I just want to say that I am really impressed with the depth and scope of the book. Take it from a fellow icon lover and designer, people are going to really find your book useful!

Edward Boatman, The Noun Project

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Sample spread from the Application Icons chapter, and one of my favourites - a history of the Transmit Icon from early OS 9 days to now! Thanks to Cabel Sasser of Panic for all the images!

Sample spread from the Application Icons chapter, and one of my favourites - a history of the Transmit Icon from early OS 9 days to now! Thanks to Cabel Sasser of Panic for all the images!

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