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This site needs a favicon

Postby SystemJinx » Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:41 am

It would be great if this site had a favicon.ico image. It's a 16x16 pixel image that is displayed in the address bar of a user's browser. It is also the same image you see when a site is bookmarked. All that has to be done is to find or make a 16x16 pixel image, name it as favicon.ico and save it to the root directory of the site. Pretty much every website has one and I think this site would look a little nicer if we did as well.

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Re: This site needs a favicon

Postby mister2 » Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:45 pm

Awesome! Now we just need an image...
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Re: This site needs a favicon

Postby jaqiefox » Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:18 pm

a view of a lenovo S10 opened to 100-110* viewed from the side would work well, I think.
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Re: This site needs a favicon

Postby SystemJinx » Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:39 pm

I made two that *should* work. It's up to you if you want to use either them or if you have something better in mind...

If you use either of these, the filename needs to be changed to favicon.ico before adding it to the root directory.

Personally, I'm more fond of the red one, but that's because I own a red S10. The blue one would probably fit with the site colors a bit more.

favicon-red.ico

favicon-blue.ico
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Re: This site needs a favicon

Postby mister2 » Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:19 pm

I'm gonna go with the blue one. :D
Is it possible to make the background transparent?
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Re: This site needs a favicon

Postby SystemJinx » Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:30 pm

Yeah, a transparent background is possible, but it's a little more complex than I can do. It requires making a favicon.gif and adding some html wizardry to your site which will redirect browsers away from the .ico file. I'm no pro at that stuff but maybe someone more knowledgeable on this site will chime in and help. ;)
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Re: This site needs a favicon

Postby scottyinco » Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:05 pm

here a tuturial on creating a transparent .ico file:

http://www.revolutionwebdesign.com/blog ... DC29AF6230
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Re: This site needs a favicon

Postby mister2 » Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:07 pm

Favicon is up! :D
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Re: This site needs a favicon

Postby ayt999 » Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:33 am

it looks nice mister2. welcome back!
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Re: This site needs a favicon

Postby SystemJinx » Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:44 am

Awesome!

It looks transparent in Firefox on my Mac. Looks good. :D
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