Thursday, December 02, 2004

No Favicon - no bookmark!

That's the policy 'round here folks. I have become obsessed by the little icons that show up in your Location Bar and on your tabs (Firefox - you make the rockin' world go 'round.) If your site isn't running one, I am disappointed - SERIOUSLY!

I spent some time going through all my bookmarks in Firefox, even those imported from IE and Mozilla, seeing how many have favicons associated with them. My bookmarks look awesome now, but the obsession may be becoming unhealthy.

If you want to do it yourself, here are two ways:
  1. Grab a free icon editing tool and create your own.
  2. Open a pic in IrfanView, resize it to 16 x 16 pixels and convert it to an ICO file using SAVE AS.
Then you just need to upload it to your server. Paste the following line into your page source inside the tag.


It doesn't get any easier than that.

But if you don't understand, this guy has a really sweet (and simple) tutorial. Mind you, my icon editor owns the web based option he recommends!

--End transmission---


Ms Mac said...

Updates.... No? Anyone? No?

Ms Mac said...

and there's no dust either! You had me LOLing with that one.