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    Bookmark icon???

    You know the little icon that goes next to your bookmark in your favorites. Some sites have a cool graphic instead of the basic IE logo. I think it makes the bookmark stand out more.

    I'm looking to have one designed and installed. I'm not sure where to look.

    Know anyone who can do this?

    Thanks,
    Matt

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    SitePoint Wizard Ian Glass's Avatar
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    They're called favicons and are basically a 16x16 icon named favicon.ico in the document root. Or you could use, a link element if the icon isn't at /favicon.ico. :-)
    Code:
    <link rel="icon" type="image/icon" herf="...LINK_TO_ICON..."/>
    They also work in address bar in Mozilla and others, too. A nice little addition, I think.

    ~~Ian
    Last edited by Ian Glass; Sep 10, 2002 at 19:56.

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    SitePoint Guru bronze trophy blufive's Avatar
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    Nitpicks:
    I believe that unless you can put the .ico in the DOMAIN, not document, root (e.g. as "www.mydomain.com/favicon.ico", not "www.domain.com/subdir/favicon.ico"), it won't work without the link tag.

    Similarly, by default, mozilla-based browsers won't pick it up if you just put it in your root directory - they will only display it if you use the <link>.

    Since the link tag allows you to put it anywhere, and works in IE as well, I'd recommend going that route.

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    mjd, go to www.favicon.com

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    Mozilla 1.x can display PNG's as well as ICO's... and it displays whenever you visit the page... They are easier to make than ICO's - wish IE supported them.

    from my site :
    Code:
    <link REL="icon" HREF="http://www.webqs.com/ico/qs001.png" TYPE="image/png">

    HTH

    Cheers
    James


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