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    Hi All,

    I have noticed that when using browsers such as Firefox, a logo of the visited site appears in the URL field. Is this something that can be coded in and if so any ideas how its done ?

    Cheers

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    This is called a "favicon" (short for Favorites Icon, since it shows up in your Favorites folder as well as the address bar). It is basically a 16x16 pixel .ico file that sits in the root directory of your website.

    Adding one to a website is really simple... here's a tutorial: http://www.axialis.com/tutorials/tutorial-iw004.html

    Keep in mind, you will need a special type of graphics software that allows you to create .ico (icon) files -- simply saving a .gif or .jpeg as an .ico will not work.

    Try typing "icon creation tool" into Google and you should easily be able to find what you need.
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    Thanks for that, I'll see if I can have a go at doing one now.

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    another good resource on the subject is eponymous http://www.favicon.com/
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