Alfred Huang Alfred Huang - 1 month ago 32
HTML Question

How to set favicon.ico properly on vue.js webpack project?

I have created a

vue webpack
project using
vue-cli
.

vue init webpack myproject


And then ran the project under
dev
mode:

npm run dev


I got this error:


Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) http://localhost:8080/favicon.ico


So inside webpack, how to import the
favicon.ico
correctly?

Answer

Check out the Project Structure of webpack template: https://vuejs-templates.github.io/webpack/structure.html

Note that there is a static folder, along with node_modules, src, etc.

If you put some image into the static folder, like favicon.png, it will be made available at http://localhost:8080/static/favicon.png

Here is the documentation for static assets: https://vuejs-templates.github.io/webpack/static.html

For your favicon issue, you can put a favicon.ico or favicon.png into the static folder and refer in the <head> of your index.html as follows:

<head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <link rel="shortcut icon" type="image/png" href="/static/favicon.png"/>
    <title>My Vue.js app</title>
    ...
</head>

If you do not define a favicon.ico in your index.html, then the browser will request for a favicon from the website root (default behaviour). If you specify a favicon as above, you will not see that 404 anymore. The favicon will also start showing up in your browser tabs.

As a side note, here is the reason why I prefer PNG instead of ICO file:

favicon.png vs favicon.ico - why should I use PNG instead of ICO?