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I know it may be easy for some guys but I could not get track. I am trying t make an icon for my webpage or each sub category webpage and I could not find out how to make an icon. I know that it is possible with any image processing software like Photoshop but I do not know the size and how to manage it so it uploads when someone views the page.

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Hi,

 

I am assuming that you speak about the small icons that sometimes shows up in the adressbar, here is what you will need to do:

 

1) Make an image with dimensions 16x16 pixels.

2) Save it as a bmp file.

3) Inside explorer or similar, rename it to extension ico.

4) Finished. ;)

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If you are looking for information about the little image that shows next to the URL when a favorite is called up in the browser.

It is called a favicon

You can find more about them at the web developers journal

and how to use the free program Irfanview to convert an image.

 

It will work with most newer browsers when a favorite site is recalled.

 

It is a 16x16 image

and saved with Irfanviw as a .ico file

ulpoad to the folder you want it used with.

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1) Make an image with dimensions 16x16 pixels.

2) Save it as a bmp file.

3) Inside explorer or similar, rename it to <edited> favicon.ico </edited>

4) Finished. :(

 

Is it really that simple? You don't need a special icon generator? WOW. I'm so excited!!!!

 

Thanks, Thomas!!

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I know firefox checks the site if a favicon.ico exists (darn all those 404s lol) but I am not sure if explorer does. If you want to be sure that it gets displayed, you can use this:

 

><head>
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico">
</head>

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Try this:

 

<link rel="shortcut icon" href="path-to-favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />

 

You may still have to 'Add To Favorites" and reload to work in IE but it should work.

 

 

Maybe. :)

Edited by boxturt
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The full path is included that is why I can see with Firefox but not with IE. :lol2:

 

I do not see the full url

HREF="http://www.mytchsite.com/pathto_icon_file/favicon.ico

 

it starts with a folder name

<link rel="shortcut icon" href="templates/..........

try the full path or put the favicon.ico file in the same folder as the blog.

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