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    Hey All,

    I just wanted to know how to get my personal icon on the taskbar and/or tabs. Using Firefox, I see the Web Design Forums.net icon (the white "W" in a blue circle) and would like to add an icon of mine to my site. Any ideas?

    Thanks!

    stusic

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    In the [minicode]<head>[/minicode] of your markup:
    HTML Code:
    <link rel="icon" type="image/x-icon" href="/favicon.ico" />
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" />
    You need to create a 16x16 Windows-format icon. There's a free plugin to do it for Photoshop: http://www.telegraphics.com.au/sw/
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    Wow - Thanks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by filburt1
    In the [minicode]<head>[/minicode] of your markup:
    HTML Code:
    <link rel="icon" type="image/x-icon" href="/favicon.ico" />
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" />
    You need to create a 16x16 Windows-format icon. There's a free plugin to do it for Photoshop: http://www.telegraphics.com.au/sw/
    I just save it as a gif and rename it to a .ico file, seems to work fine

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    Senior Member Karloff's Avatar
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    is it possible to use an image which is say 100 x 16??

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    No, because the default icon size is 16x16.

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    Here's another link to make favicon from pics. If you already have an image, just upload it to the site and it will create you favicon for you.
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    those dont work in IE..

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    Well ... they might not show up in the location bar in IE but they do show up in you "Favorites" (bookmarks)
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    Senior Member igeek's Avatar
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    karinne, yes your right they do show up in the favorites tab..
    They still donít work like they should in IE.. Which is about 70% of internet users..

    Iím not a big fan of these sorts of "decorations" as they donít add any value to a web site..
    and unless your working on a project with no budget constraints which is rare..
    I just donít see the sense in it..

    It just adds time and cost to a project and doesnít add any monetary value
    its basically just for sh@!#s and giggles..most people wouldnít even notice them..

    Our jobs as web designers and developers should be to implement solutions to the lowest common denominator..


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