icon on browser bar
Posted 02 May 2006 - 03:38 PM
But how do I do that for my clients websites? Right now it just passes a generic looking page icon.
For instance, Yahoo shows with their "Y" logo and phpfreaks displays the phpfreaks logo.
Does anyone know how this is done?
Posted 02 May 2006 - 03:44 PM
Sounds like you're looking for a favicon - Google will get you the actual info you need.
Thanks Andy! I would have googled first if I knew what to google. lol.
Posted 02 May 2006 - 05:27 PM
Posted 02 May 2006 - 07:28 PM
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />
I added it to the <head> section of the page.
Doesnt seem to want to work. I even added the temp page as a favorite, cleared my chache...still shows the IE icon.
And yes, I have an icon which I created per specs and uploaded it. No problems there. I can see the icon in my favorites next to the entry, but not in the address bar or the tab.
What's really weird, and what I am trying to figure out, is I went to a site I was never at www.bellsouth.net and they had an icon that loaded right on the tab and in the address bar...and I certainly didnt add this as a favorite.
So how is that done? Any other ideas?
Posted 02 May 2006 - 08:08 PM
Try a couple of things.
#1 - browse to the site with your new favicon using Firefox as that seems favicon-friendlier
#2 - try deleting the bookmark, forcibly clear your browser cache, go back to the page and bookmark it again. Now open a new browser window and choose the site by clicking the bookmark you made.
Everything you've got looks right, although I don't usually bother with the type attribute.
Posted 02 May 2006 - 08:47 PM
Posted 03 May 2006 - 03:28 PM
When I want a little image/logo to be displayed next to the address bar on my websites, I just create an image and save it as "favicon.ico" (without quotes). Then I upload it to my root-account folder (w/ cpanel it would be public_html/). Perhaps try this? =)
Saving it as a favorite works fine, but what I am talking about now is when you go to a site and is not in your favorites, somehow they are still able to have the icon appear in the browser address bar and on a tab.
I went to several sites that I know I do not have bookmarked at all and they all had their repsective icons appear in the address bar and on the tab. That is what I am trying to figure out. All the google searches return info about doing the favicon and saving it as a favorite, which is similar, but not what I am referring to.
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