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    Bookmark Icon

    Hi all,

    I am trying get a bookmark icon to work for my site but I can't seem to get it to show in browser bookmarks.

    I have created a 16x16 px gif image and uploaded to my host server but no sign in browsers.

    I'm on a mac using snow leopard, checking in most browsers.

    This is new to me so I could do with some help if anybody knows.

    Cheers

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    OK a few notes for you (to get it working):

    • Firstly, it needs to be a proper Microsoft Icon file (.ico) if you want it to work browser wide.
    • Secondly, you want to name the file favicon.ico (that's what browsers look for by default).
    • Finally, you'll want to include the below code in your <head> so they can find and cache it.


    Code:
    <link rel="shortcut icon" type="image/vnd.microsoft.icon" href="favicon.ico" />

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexDawson View Post
    OK a few notes for you (to get it working):

    • Firstly, it needs to be a proper Microsoft Icon file (.ico) if you want it to work browser wide.
    • Secondly, you want to name the file favicon.ico (that's what browsers look for by default).
    • Finally, you'll want to include the below code in your <head> so they can find and cache it.


    Code:
    <link rel="shortcut icon" type="image/vnd.microsoft.icon" href="favicon.ico" />
    Absolutely brilliant advice Alex. I had managed to save it as a .ico file but didn't know the rest.

    I'm so grateful. You presented the information really clearly, very easy to understand.

    I did what you said and it worked.

    Thank you so much,

    Cheers,

    Phil


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