Do You Use A Favicon?

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I’ve used this for a while, for both of my websites http://1800HART.com and http://PetLvr.com … If you ever bookmarked a website before, in Internet Explorer you see a little “e”-branded icon. In Mozilla Firefox you see a document with a crimped-edge icon. In Netscape, I don’t think it makes a difference. In all cases though, you should be able to see my little “favicon” on your Address Line of your browser. If you can’t, well then .. it’s probably one of these two reasons:

  • I obviously do not know what the heck I’m talking about, and
  • It doesn’t matter what the reason is, it’s probably my fault anyway
  • Try this out and bookmark this page (CTRL-B) … do you see my 1-800-HART Favicon.ico?

    I went to the following website, and created one for each site. They emailed me the favicon.ico and then I FTP’ed the file into the root directory of each site. That’s all you are supposed to do with it. Really.

    Take care.
    HART
    1800HART.com

    According to their website … Favicon.co.uk – Free Icon Editor

    What is a Favicon?

    Favicon (pronounced fav-eye-con) is short for ‘Favorites Icon’

    You can customize the Icon(s) in the browsers ‘address box window’ and ‘bookmark listing’. Hence, when people look at their browsers bookmarks they will be drawn to your web page because of the beautiful logo next to your bookmark. Plus when they view your web site. They can confirm that they are viewing your web site by seeing your customized icon(s) in the browser ‘address box window’.

    How can I create a Logo?

    Favicon.co.uk provides a FREE On-Line Icon Generator (displayed above) that you can use to generate Icons for your website.
    Once you have created your icon, place your e-mail address in the text box underneath the icon editor. We will e-mail the icon to you (free of charge).

    How do I implement a favicon on my web page?

    Place the icon in the same directory as your HTML file. That’s all you need to do – Have fun.

    Which browsers use Favicon icons?

    You need IE 5.0 or higher.

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