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« on: December 06, 2007, 07:23:57 am »

Hi,

Could anyone tell me the secret of how to create the website icon that you can see if, for example, you save a site to your favourites.  The one that replaces the generic "e" symbol.  Forvm's for example is a tiny version of the logo.

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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2007, 02:38:42 pm »

This works in HTML:

To create the icon that appears in the tab and in the address bar of your browser, add this to the head of your html file:

<LINK REL="SHORTCUT ICON" HREF="misc_pics/wilaac.ico">

Where the HREF should, of course, point to the image that you have prepared, which needs to be a Windows-style icon.  There are plenty of programs that can save an image as an icon.  My own icon is a bit crude, but it works.

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/moonmoth/ancientcoins.html

You can see this in all the Forum pages (including this one) if you view the source code from your browser.  This is theirs:

<link REL="SHORTCUT ICON" href="http://forumancientcoins.com/favicon.ico">

I used relative addressing for my self-contained site; Forum have used absolute addressing for their fixed system.

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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2007, 02:58:46 pm »

Hi Bill,

Thanks for that detail - I will hopefully get a chance to try it out tomorrow

all the best

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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2007, 03:56:11 pm »

It should work with no problem.  If you don't have your own icon file yet, you can practice with an existing Windows icon file.

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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2008, 11:14:13 pm »

Hi Bill,

I eventually got a couple of minutes to do this.  It works great - It took a bit of fiddling around and some time to kick in but now it is much better than looking at the "e" symbol - though a bit small to tell much detail  Smiley.

thanks again for your help

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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2008, 09:16:09 am »

Great stuff!  Isn't it good to take control of the computer occasionally?
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