| 10:14 am on May 27, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Are you talking about the 16x16 pixel favicon image? If so there is a lot of information in our forums that you can review by using Site Search [webmasterworld.com].
One good place to start is here: Favicon Primer [webmasterworld.com]
| 10:18 am on May 27, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Great, thanks for that id never heard the term favicon before.
Cheers for the quick response.
| 2:15 pm on May 27, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Ok, so i have created a 16x16 image in photoshop and saved it with a plug in as favicon.ico to the same directory as index.html.
I have added this code-
<link rel="icon" href="/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon"/>
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon"/>
-to my index.html document as a test and it works fine offline.
However when I upload it with filezilla it does not appear. I am testing in IE8 and FF3. I have also validated my xhtml 1.0.
When viewed from the ftp software on the server the file does not show a thumbnail of the image, but it does on my local drive.
Can anyone give me any tips?
| 7:36 am on Jun 5, 2009 (gmt 0)|
It often doesn't refresh. Both IE and Firefox are b!tches in that regard.
Navigate to the favicon URL directly in the browers, hit Ctrl+F5 a few times, then visit the site again.
For other visitors hitting your site for the first time, it should work okay. For repeat visitors, tough :)
| 7:37 am on Jun 5, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Oh by the way, x-icon is old now and technically wrong, although it shouldn't make any difference. The .ico format is a MS thing, and there is a new MIME type for it - see here:
| 7:42 am on Jun 5, 2009 (gmt 0)|
about your code: in xhtml, for now do use a space before the self-closing "/" browsers more often than not will parse it as if it were html.
Second line alone should be more than enough to get it working AFAIK.
I vaguely remember something of the favicon working better if you have a full URL in there (Long time since I last played with it)
<link rel="SHORTCUT ICON" href="http://www.example.com/favicon.ico"
is what I use.
| 8:34 am on Jun 5, 2009 (gmt 0)|
All above, and also clear your browser cache then try again.
| 8:50 am on Jun 5, 2009 (gmt 0)|
In addition, if you add a 57x57px image (I forget the name) then the I-phone will use that one instead.
| 1:23 am on Jun 6, 2009 (gmt 0)|
sorry. May I did not understand what you mean. Can not answer your question.. do you want to insert in the title picture?