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Animated favicons

Might turn out to be irksome

     
6:32 pm on Sep 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Well, I saw my first animated favicon in Firefox today. It took me aback for a moment because I wasn't aware of the capability. At second glance it was kind of neat as this one was particularly well done -- the logo dissolves to a quick side scroll of the company's three-word tag line. Quite the eye catcher.

And therein lies the problem. I can't imagine what it would be like of the favicons on the 7 tabs I have open now were all animated, each dancing about in its 16x16 area. Think it might turn out to be a bit too distracting.

I'm hoping this doesn't catch on.

6:38 pm on Sept 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Reminds me of the <blink> tag.
8:12 am on Sept 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Reminds me of the <blink> tag.

Yes, I've seen a few of them, and I'd avoid implementing one like the plague. Do you think a top class company would have something like that?

8:38 am on Sept 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Aw come on, the <blink> tag rocks! Why do you think Firefox still support it? I use it all the time to get attention from Firefox users. Ain't nothing like a few old school tricks to liven things up eh?

I use animated favicons. There is full animation on first visit and then a single animation for each visit thereafter under the same domain. Animation will reset if moving from root to hostname and back to root.

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Saves me a bunch of time creating animations! :)

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