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?

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

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.




Why is IE so crap?

It’s made by Microsoft. That’s what they specialise in. :shifty:

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”/>

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.