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Bookmark Icon Setting...

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Phuzzy

3:15 pm on Jul 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Hello All,

Just a quick post, I was wondering how to go about changing the default icon used when your website gets bookmarked. I noticed WMW has their own icon and would like to know how :o)

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Phuzzy

3:21 pm on July 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Hi

I presume it is just using the favicon.ico that ie 5 uses, to display in the address bar. Which is a 16x16 pixel icon graphic.

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Phuzzy

3:27 pm on July 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Not to sound too stupid but how would I put that into a webpage?

Phuzzy

3:31 pm on July 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Hi Phuzzy

You need to create an icon called favicon.ico in an icon editor, once created all you need do is put it into the root of your website and ie 5 will automatically look for the favicon.ico on arrival at your site, and once found will place it into the address bar, and I presume if someone decides to bookmark your page the icon will be placed by the link in the favourites directory automatically

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Thanks for your help :o)

Phuzzy

4:18 pm on July 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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On a related note, I recently "lost" the icons for every site I had bookmarked that had one. I havent reinstalled my browser, or reformatted my HDD or anything. Is this a common occurence? Is it something I have done unwittingly? Can I stop it happening again?
5:08 pm on July 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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You might lose them like clearing cookies or browser history. I've noticed the same thing and I think they disappear at this time.

If you want more information and a java-based icon editor, try out favicon.com. I have no affiliation with them.

5:45 pm on July 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Phuzzy - at the top of the Webmaster World page, you'll find a "site search" link. Just search for the word "favicon" and you'll find more information than you know what to do with! :)

TallTroll - haven't had a disappearing icon problem myself... let us know if you figure out how to fix it (without re-bookmarking all your favorites).

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Phyzzy, welcome to WmW! Don't know anything about icons, but just wanted to help out with smileys. Just wanted to let you know that WmW turns 'colon o' into :o so when you type 'colon o right-parentheses' it doesn't make the face you were hoping. You can either turn off graphic smileys when posting (choose the option box above the button) or go with the old fashioned 'colon right-parentheses' :)

:)