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How to add a Favicon to your site.

Arrow Image How to add the little picture that goes next to the favorites or the url bar.

A favicon is a Favourites Icon. It was first madeby microsoft for internet explorer.

How to make one, firstly all of them are 16*16 but the imagecan be 32*32 or even 64*64 but for best compatibility it'sbest to leave it as 16*16. Also again for best compatibility you'll want to be able to save it as an .ico (windows icon filetype).

Now once you have done all this and potentionally downloaded the ico plugin( although I know GIMP already can) and saved your favicon as favicon.ico you need to know how to instate it.

Now all you do is upload the file named 'favicion' to your server in the home folder, (public_html/ or www/ or where-ever you files are). Now spome web browsers will already be finding it,but forhighest compatibility youneed to add this piece of code.
with out the *:
<*link rel='shortcut icon' href='/favicon.ico' /*>
<*link rel='link name here' href='a link here' /*>
just fillin the gaps.

Favicons always make your site look clever so try it. It's simple.


knutraineron February 02 2006 - 02:38:24
Nice. I have been wondering how to do this.
thousandtooneon February 02 2006 - 06:39:02
---- Icon plugin for what? public_html is not the home folder, either. It is the http documents folder, and also to note, the name of the folder varies. cPanel uses public_html, as well as a symlink to that called 'www.'
wolfmankurdon February 02 2006 - 17:24:14
thanks edited.
wolfmankurdon February 02 2006 - 17:26:22
And I know it's not the home folder must you always be such a pedantic twat?
thousandtooneon February 02 2006 - 21:45:07
Don't get mad at me for being detail oriented! Also, even after editing you left that public_html and www are the home folder! Grin Those are the HTDoc folders! Gosh. Wink Time to give a better rating though. Good stub of data, definitely going to be my first reference to people who don't know what favicons are.
Lainon February 03 2006 - 07:58:11
I've never had to add any code to my documents, it seems to look for favicon.ico in the top level directory by default, hmm 8-)
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