Pinning sites in Windows 8 – add two meta tags to make it high quality

Windows 8 IE10 allows you to pin sites to the start screen. But the site end up pinned with a favicon (if defined) and an auto generated colour.


That is unless you add two meta tags and create yourself a png of 144px by 144px.

<meta name="msapplication-TileImage" content="images/benthepcguy-144.png"/>
<meta name="msapplication-TileColor" content="#d83434"/>

Which can take you from this:


to this:


Simple 🙂

Related Links: