Spirit Icon and Favicon
While the spirit mark is meant to be used for print materials, there are two icons created primarily for use on websites, web apps and social media pages: the spirit icon and favicon. These icons are optimized so that they may be displayed at very small sizes (think mobile!).
Simplified from the spirit mark, the spirit icon may be used for websites, apps and social media avatars, where its size can vary across multiple devices.
Included in your download is the spirit icon in .eps format, which can be resized and edited for use in your custom web graphics.
The favicon appears in a browser’s address bar at a mere 16 x 16 pixels. To maintain its integrity at such a small size, the favicon has been simplified even further by eliminating elements of the icon for better recognition of its overall shape.
If you manage your website through OU Campus, SJSU’s content management system (CMS), the favicon will appear automatically on your website.
For those managing websites outside the university's CMS, download the favicon and save the .ico file format to the root directory of your site. Then, include the following code in the head of your HTML document:
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon">
<link rel="icon" href="/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon">
Note: This new mark does not replace the current SJSU Athletics Spartan helmet. It is an option for campus users who would like to express Spartan pride with an identifying element.
Are you using the correct icon?
Check the helmet’s plume: the spirit mark has 11 triangles, the spirit icon has nine and the favicon has seven.