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Old 12-05-2004, 06:51 PM   #1
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how did you get the penguin in the URL field?


I have always wodered how people get a picture in the address bar of a web browser. How?
 
Old 12-05-2004, 07:34 PM   #2
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http://www.favicon.com/#1-1

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Old 12-05-2004, 07:34 PM   #3
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Keyword is favicon
 
Old 12-05-2004, 09:11 PM   #4
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And I thought it was something that you could do on your own!!!

Can we? I mean if I create an icon on my own, can I include it in my site without having to go to favicon.com?

Is it a generic feature of HTML or does it mean something that I must download from favicon.com and they charge for it?
 
Old 12-05-2004, 10:20 PM   #5
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It's generic and you can do it on your own (I did the one for LQ). That was just the first site that explained it when I searched Google.

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Old 12-05-2004, 11:11 PM   #6
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Are gif's or png's supported though?
 
Old 12-06-2004, 07:42 AM   #7
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Are gif's or png's supported though?
AFAIK no, go to that site mentioned, it explains everything.
 
Old 12-06-2004, 07:55 AM   #8
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Thanks. Looks as though only ICO files are supported which is really a thumbs down. I wanted to put a PNG image, but I guess I'm out of luck.
 
Old 12-06-2004, 07:58 AM   #9
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Thanks. Looks as though only ICO files are supported which is really a thumbs down. I wanted to put a PNG image, but I guess I'm out of luck.
Convert that png to ico..
 
Old 12-06-2004, 09:47 AM   #10
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Thanks. Looks as though only ICO files are supported which is really a thumbs down. I wanted to put a PNG image, but I guess I'm out of luck.
Code:
convert icon.ico icon.png
Requires ImageMagick.

HTH,
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Old 12-23-2004, 02:47 PM   #11
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Wikipedia suggests that PNGs are supported.
I tried it and made the favicon for my EastBound Solutions page using KPaint with the very useful 1000% zoom.

Last edited by mjjzf; 12-23-2004 at 03:42 PM.
 
Old 12-23-2004, 03:38 PM   #12
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Quote from Favicon.com:
>The Favicon was first popularized by its appearance in the Address
>Bar and Favorites Folder using Internet Explorer and is now
>prominent fixture of web browsers such as Mozilla and the
>soon-to-be-released Netscape 7.0. Each web browser has a unique user
>interface, and as a result uses the Favicon in different ways. For
>additional detail, please look at our documentation on specific web
>browsers such as KONQUEROR, INTERNET EXPLORER, GALEON,
>and MOZILLA/NETSCAPE.

When I used windows, I didn't ever see such a thing when using IE. The first favicon I saw was when I started using konqueror!
I didn't ever see IE support this! What's this then?
>...and Favorites Folder using Internet Explorer
 
Old 12-23-2004, 03:43 PM   #13
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Yes, I recognize this. I saw them first with Mozilla, too.
 
  


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