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By jdavis ·
With upper versions of IE, I've noticed that when I add an item to my favorites, it saves a custom icon. How can I do this on my site? I can't seem to find out how anywhere.

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That was in a recent Builder e-mail

by sMoRTy71 In reply to Icon in address bar/favor ...

In the Web Development Zone article "Enhance the user experience in IE 6", it was stated that you could develop a 16x16 icon, name it Favicon.ico, drop it in the root directory, and it would show up in the Favorites menu in IE6 if the user bookmarked you site.

I'll post the article URL when I find it.

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Here are the steps

by sMoRTy71 In reply to That was in a recent Buil ...

I found this info on About.com. Here is the URL: http://html.about.com/library/weekly/aa070300a.htm
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First Create Your Image
Using a graphics program, create an image that is 16 x 16 pixels. This is small, so try out many different versions until you create the image that will work for your site.

Save the image as a GIF or BMP file with 256 colors or less. Icon files, like Web images, have to display on computer monitors, so they can't reliably display millions of colors. However, since an icon file is for Windows displays only, it can be 256 colors, rather than the Web standard 216.

Converting it to an Icon
Once you have an acceptable image, you need to convert it to the icon format. There are many icon editors available. Be sure to save the file as favicon.ico.

Publishing the Icon
It is simple to publish the icon, simply upload it to the same directory as the file you want bookmarked.

You can also put a different icon on every page of yoursite (if you like), or point to one icon in many folders. To do this, you add a link reference to the head of every HTML document that you want the favorite icon associated with. e.g.
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="path to icon/favicon.ico">

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Learn all about it here

by Yatin U In reply to Icon in address bar/favor ...

This topic has been beaten to death.
Learn all about it at www.favicon.com

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