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favicons made on mac?
anyone managed to create a favicon on mac?

 7:34 pm on Jan 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

hi! it's my first post here and i see lot of competent people lurking around. so i was wondering if someone can help me out on this. :)

i've tried the instructions found here: www.speckledpaint.org/otherdoc/favicon.html, but no luck. can anyone help me out?



 4:41 am on Jan 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Iconographer will do it... works like a charm for me. I think it's shareware... besides that, I can't think of any Mac software that does .ico files. I suppose Graphic Converter might, though.


 8:03 am on Jan 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Yes, GraphicConverter can save to *.ico

Not much of a surprise, really; it does everything :)


 8:25 am on Jan 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

It does everything until you're handed 30 pages of MS Word files with a bunch of .mix format graphics to deal with...

Story of the last week of my life. Even Graphic Converter couldn't save me.

But if you have GC, all you need to do is create a 16px X 16px image, save it in the Windows system palette, and save as "favicon.ico". Then upload the file to the root directory for the website in question... (same directory as index.htm is).

Should work. :)


 10:05 am on Jan 11, 2003 (gmt 0)


my only problem is that namezero.com (the company i registered my domain) has url forwarding and somehow the favicon doesn't work when it goes thorugh them.

basically if you click here: [iraszl.brinkster.net...] it works perfectly, but the same page through [raszl.net...] it won't work.

any ideas?


 10:46 am on Jan 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

favicons only work automatically when the Explorer can request the favicon.ico file when it is first sent to a page...

However, if you add a <link rel> tag to your page headers, you should be able to redirect that browser request to a specific file location...

Click the "site search" link at the top of the page here, and search for link rel favicon and I'm almost certain you will find the code to make you happy. :)

(...if not, I can try to hunt down the info for you... :))

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