...

View Full Version : "favicons"



code beginner
04-05-2010, 09:37 PM
Hello,

I was wondering what you do to create a favicon, i.e.

1) what software is typically used to create one
2) what file format extension does it get saved in
3) what pixel size does it typically get saved as
3) where does it get uploaded in the website server file directory

etc.


Thanks for any ideas.

Nightfire
04-05-2010, 09:45 PM
http://tools.dynamicdrive.com/favicon/

Zethix
04-11-2010, 04:37 PM
1) what software is typically used to create one - Anything that can output an image in the .ico image format.
2) what file format extension does it get saved in - .ico - The file should be named 'favicon.ico'.
3) what pixel size does it typically get saved as - 16x16
3) where does it get uploaded in the website server file directory - Usually to the domain's root folder.

And place the code below into the header of your HTML document:-

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

code beginner
04-12-2010, 02:57 AM
thanks,

I got the hang of it now.

Dormilich
04-12-2010, 08:52 PM
1) what software is typically used to create one - Anything that can output an image in the .ico image format.

in fact, any graphics file format will do (gif, jpeg, png, mng*, tiff, svg*)

* – if your browser supports that

TopDogger
04-13-2010, 12:28 AM
Actually, any image you create should be converted to an ICO format for compatibility with all browsers. Most image editors do not convert files to that format, but there are a couple of free image editors mentioned in this article that I have used.

Creating a Favicon (http://www.tech-evangelist.com/2006/02/16/favicon-icon/)

Creating a favicon is pretty easy.

Dormilich
04-15-2010, 01:05 PM
if you don’t care about stupid IE:

<link rel="icon" type="image/gif" href="http://example.com/image.gif">

instaunt
04-21-2010, 10:50 PM
in fact, any graphics file format will do (gif, jpeg, png, mng*, tiff, svg*)

* if your browser supports that

I've used png before but had real trouble getting IE6 to see anything other than .ico. It would see it on the home page but not on internal pages for some reason.

Dormilich
04-21-2010, 11:02 PM
I've used png before but had real trouble getting IE6 to see anything other than .ico.

its known that IE only supports .ico. after all, every other browser is better than IE.



EZ Archive Ads Plugin for vBulletin Copyright 2006 Computer Help Forum