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10-17-2003, 11:41 AM
I have just made a little favicon, the little icon that appears in the browser bar, also when your page is bookmarked. I have followed the code as to how to get it to appear, uploaded html and image and it doesn't work. Any ideas?
10-18-2003, 11:30 AM
sorted, it works! They say little things please little minds.
10-19-2003, 08:23 PM
hmmm......... I don't see it, but I do see an error icon.
Error: Object expected
No idea what it means though.
10-19-2003, 08:52 PM
Yes there are errors, I looked at my page for the first time on someone elses computer and the images that are meant to appear (inside the large pink heart) don't. Doh! So many errors so little time.......No peace for the wicked. Well my little icon shows now anyway.
Thanks for your feedback.
11-23-2003, 12:45 PM
u know that Internet Explorer is a terrible displayer of icons, it only does it when it wants
opera is a way way better browser ANYDAY!
05-11-2004, 01:35 PM
If we are on the subject of browsers I'd recommend Firefox. Tabbed browsing rocks and you don't have to pay for the full version :-P j/k
LOL, I thought we were on the subject of favicons!
Nevertheless, here's my input on that:
Many of you probably use favicons on your web sites. I know I do. Designing them is an art and it's not given to all of us. I just found an easy tool that can take any picture file and create a standard favicon (16x16 pixels) from it. Depending on the nature of the picture file (i.e. how good it would look when reduced to such a small size), the resulting favicon can be really good and faithful to the original.
Here is a web site where you can have free favicons made form your picture: http://www.chami.com/html-kit/services/favicon/.
Now if only browsers (especially IE) would fully cooperate with the favicons and make them stick .....
There's a free program , Favorg, available from the PC Magazine web site at http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,13999,00.asp which does a really good job of making all the favicons "sticky", but of course it would be nicer if IE actually bothered to respect the favicons placed on a web site for this very purpose. Oh, well, maybe one day it will be, until then, there's Favorg.
Favicons will not be displayed from certain sites, especially from those on free web hosting packages, such as from www.netfirms.com. Those sites have simply not defined the MIME type and handler for the ico file type.
05-17-2004, 12:22 AM
LOL! Sure, have it your way! Just make it work properly with all the plugins it requires. I'm still trying to fix my Windows Media PLayer v9 after I installed the plugin and the fix for Mozilla Firefox which, needless to say, didn't work all that well either for the intended purpose. :D
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