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    Favicon For IE

    Why is IE so crap?

    I have spent around 2 months trying apply a Favicon to IE. It took ten minutes to apply it to Firefox and Chrome.

    I have tried both of the following but cant get it to work. Does anyone have any suggestions please on how I can apply a Favicon on IE?

    Code:
    	<link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://www.website.com/favicon.ico" />
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    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon"/>

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    The issue is really how you are creating that file. You can't just take a .gif or .png file and change the extension. There is a free plugin for Photoshop for creating .ico files, and also some online sites that generate them for you. E.g.

    plugin
    http://www.telegraphics.com.au/sw/

    online
    http://tools.dynamicdrive.com/favicon/
    http://www.chami.com/html-kit/services/favicon/
    http://www.favicon.cc/
    http://www.prodraw.net/favicon/index.php

    Why is IE so crap?
    It's made by Microsoft. That's what they specialise in.

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    Thanks mate,

    I have noticed that when I download a Favicon and add it to a folder on my computer I can see he image as a small preview however I couldn't with the original Favicon I had.

    Do I need to use any specific code, would this work?

    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon"/>

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    That code is ok, but just make sure the favicon is placed in your root folder. Also, it sometimes takes a while for the fav to show up. It helps if you bookmark your site in your browser.


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