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    creating a favicon

    hi everyone,

    I had done it quite sometime back, and it was from a website I donot remember now. One had to create it online and the file was later sent in your email account.

    Its basically a 16x16px or 24x24px image with a file extn .ico

    Does anyone know of any graphics/image editing program capable of doing that?

    If its' free , even better

    Regards



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    You may have used www.favicon.com to create your icon.

    www.icon-creator.net has a nifty app that you could use to create an icon.
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    Windows Paint can do it, just save it as type "All Files" with the extension filename.ico
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    thanks pals,

    I am looking for a free utility/program, and I use a MAC,

    anybody?


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    What OS are you using? I did a google and came up with a couple for OS X.

    I searched fro "Mac Icon maker free"

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    Hi again,

    Sorry i forgot to mention the OS, yes its OSX (which comes with classic too OS 9.2)
    I too am trying the search.

    thanks for your help


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    Is a favicon even supported by the browsers?

    I know IE 5 did, but I don't think IE 5.5 or above supports the favicon. I have one for my site at www.stubby.ca and it doesn't show up.

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    I don't see any code for a favicon on that page...

    Code:
    <link rel="icon" href="path/favicon.ico" type="image/bmp" />
    That is the code to have a favicon...
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    I see a little black "S" with a brown background for a favicon in Netscape 7 on a MAC even though the code is not there...

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    i think you can do that with the apaceh htacces file as well no?
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    Iconographer is a shareware favicon maker for Mac OS 9.2.2-- don't know the website anymore, but here are some links:

    http://mscape.com/favicontutorial/index.html
    http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/...html?tw=design
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    Thanks ionsurge and MotherNatrsSon. I will update the code on my site so that the favicon shows up.

    Also I believe that with IE 5 that all you had to do was put the favicon.ico file in the same directory as the index page and it would show up without any code in the index page.
    Last edited by Len Whistler; 07-07-2003 at 07:41 PM.

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    Hi everybody,

    thanks for your responses.

    bradyj, thanks for the links I have downloaded the two versions, will tryout and let all of you know.

    As for browsers supporting the favicon on Mac, I think we should take into account that many visitors/websurfers use PCs, also I am told that the new Mozilla 9.0 supports favicons. Those who have a browser with favicon support will see them others will not!!

    thanks anyway to all of you.

    more replies welcome

    RHS

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    Mac IE does not support the Favicon -- All the Moz builds do.

    and...
    Also I believe that with IE 5 that all you had to do was put the favicon.ico file in the same directory as the index page and it would show up without any code in the index page.
    I thought this was true as well, however, the browser had problems finding the Favicon on occassion so I had to put the link in there to make sure it picked it up as so:
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico" />
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    Hi bradyj,
    you and ionsurge are right, the link in the code is an absolute must. (But still at times it does not show up)

    RHS


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