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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-28-2006, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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Web Design / bookmark ?

How do you make your webpage so when someone bookmarks it, the icon (at least in IE) is a different picture, instead of the thing with the E and the peice pf paper or whatever it is on it?

For example, CNN is a white box with CNN in red letters in my Favorites section, how do they do that?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-28-2006, 04:31 PM
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Create a file in the root directory of your site called favicon.ico, make it a 16x16 gif.

For instance, http://abecx.net/favicon.ico

As an FYI, the icons are a browser feature and not really compliant with any standards. While you're at it, make a blank file called robots.txt for search engines.

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Create a file in the root directory of your site called favicon.ico, make it a 16x16 gif.

For instance, http://abecx.net/favicon.ico

As an FYI, the icons are a browser feature and not really compliant with any standards. While you're at it, make a blank file called robots.txt for search engines.
I dunno what I am doing wrong, but I can't get it to work!

I also added abecx.net to my Fav's and it is still the stupid IE default icon.

CNN and another forum I go to are different pictures???
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I went back into my photo editor and saved the file as a Windows Icon file, so it named it to .ico adn copied that to my website, but still no workie???

http://yellowstang.com/favicon.ico

it comes up when you view it in a browser???
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Works fine for me, remove the bookmark and readd it perhaps.


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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-29-2006, 07:16 AM
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Works fine for me, remove the bookmark and readd it perhaps.

I tried that. Wierd. Well, thanks, at least it works! Must be cached somehow???
Thanks Cruz!
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