Msg#: 4462036 posted 4:38 am on Jun 7, 2012 (gmt 0)
Welcome to WebmasterWorld brandozz.
Sorry, we prefer to stay away from links to examples. The problem is once a problem has been fixed they're usualy updated or removed from the server. That's no help to someone looking at this thread in the future.
Your issue is that IE isn't showing a transparent background on your favicon.ico file. Is it displaying properly in other browsers?
We've had a bunch of threads on the topic of favicon.ico over the years. I would first suggest you take a look at some older threads to see if your question hasn't been answered before:
Msg#: 4462036 posted 2:29 am on Jun 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
No problem about the link. Not everyone has the time to go through our TOS [webmasterworld.com] before posting.
This may be an issue with the PhotoShop plug-in you're using. I've actually had good luck with simple online favicon generators where you upload your file and they spit back a properly formatted .ico file.
Msg#: 4462036 posted 1:46 pm on Jun 19, 2012 (gmt 0)
Didn't work out for me. I saved a 16x16 png file with transparency and uploaded it to one of the online generators. IE still puts that annoying border around the icon. I can't figure out why it's doing this and it's annoying the crap out of me.