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Thread: icon in address bar (not for ie

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006

    icon in address bar (not for ie

    hi ,
    i hope most of you have seen an icon in address bar in various browsers in left hand side(exept ie) it is persent when you browse.The icons are like its Y! for yahoo G for google. how do these icons apearr?
    i will burn world of os to hellll.....

  2. #2

    The icon is known as a Favicon.ico try this site favicon.com
    They seem to have a icon creation utility there, and an explanation also.
    What is a favicon?
    Favicon (pronounced fav-eye-con) is short for 'Favorites Icon.' A Favicon is a multi-resolution image included on nearly all professional developed sites. Within Internet Explorer the Favicon is displayed on the Address line and in the Favorites menu. The Favicon allows the webmaster to further promote their site, and to create a more customized appearance within a visitor's browser. Often, the Favicon reflects the look and feel of the web site or the organization's logo.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Hello hard_burner,

    Try this in your <head>

    <link href="favicon.ico" rel="shortcut icon" /> assuming favicon.ico in root directory.

    ----- Tip for creating favicon.ico --------------
    -> Create a png of 16px by 16px
    -> Download png2ico
    -> run "png2ico favicon.ico your16x16.png"
    -> upload the favicon.ico


    - :S:
    \"And life is what we make it. Always has been, always will be.\"

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2006

    The admin simply chooses an icon and uploads it to a certain directory with a certain file name. After that, it appears.

    They are just an icon/image file that you have on your webserver. Add the following line of code between the <head> tags in your HTML:

    <link href="imageName.gif" rel="icon" type="image/bmp">

    Some people mention favicon.ico, this may/may not be the default image to use although i was always led to believe that favicon.ico was actually meant for useage when bookmarking the page although it would make sense if it was used as the icon in the address bar too.

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