Go Back   Web Design & SEO Company > Knowledgebase

Knowledgebase Articles and information about running a website, cPanel and various hints and tips. Here you will find tutorials on php, MySql, .htaccess, cron, SEO, Search Engines, CHMOD, FTP, CSS, HTML and various other hints and tips on running and Administrating a website.

Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 04-05-2007, 07:25 AM
Admin's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Taree
Posts: 613
Default Favicon - Yes those little bookmark images


There's an awful lot of sites on the Internet, and people are out there "bookmarking" away. But wait... where did that site go that you bookmarked last week, huh? Let's see you sort through your (probably) giant list of favorite/bookmarked sites and find it...
Not as easy as it used to be, eh?
Using this technique, your site will automatically stand out from all the rest. Among all the boring little browser icons will be your site... screaming to be clicked on - the user's eye will automatically move to your link and... presto!


Ah yes, I'm keepin' ya in suspense aren't I?
Alright here's the "inside scoop" you've been waiting for!

The first step is to create a "Favicon" (pronounced fav-eye-con). This is a special image file called favicon.ico which the browser looks for on the server when loading a page on your site.


Well... first you add water, a few spices...
Oh wait, wrong recipe!

To generate your own custom icon, pay a visit to Favicon.co.uk (or if you'd like, check Google for some other icon generators.
The page has a special tool which will allow you to design your own icon, and e-mail it as an attachment to the address you specify. Easy as pie... well, almost.


- Unfortunately, at least for now the only browser that supports Favicons is Internet Explorer 5.0 and above. This is certain to change in the near future, however.
- Also, it is difficult for the icon to show up for those who have previously bookmarked your site... but don't worry, everyone from here on out will see your great new icon when they bookmark your site.
- Some servers (especially the free ones such as GeoCities) may not support Favicons. In this case you might try storing the favicon.ico file on a different server that "does" support it, and use the following tags on your page to "reference" the file:

<LINK REL="SHORTCUT ICON" href="http://www.site.com/favicon.ico">

(obviously change the address above to the proper location for your own host/server). You may also place the above code on every page within your site, to ensure that the icon is used on those as well! Now your site will pop out more visibly when people are browsing through their archives of bookmarks... and with any luck, this will help the number of returning visitors to your site increase!
Reply With Quote
Top SEO Tool
Harvester and Mass Blog Commenter
Blog Comment Software


Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Retro images manson4ik Free Graphics 0 11-22-2011 12:41 PM
3D Animated GIF Images manson4ik Free Graphics 1 08-12-2011 12:58 PM
How to upload images using PHP johnfrey Free Scripts 0 08-07-2009 11:53 AM
Free Black Wood Wordpress theme, Ads, Gravatar, Favicon support. dura_killer Wordpress Themes 0 11-05-2008 02:27 PM
CSS- Controlling background images & colors Admin Knowledgebase 0 04-04-2007 11:25 AM

Knowledgebase | SEO | Free Scripts | Free Wordpress Themes | Free Graphics

eval gzinflate base64 decode | SEO Addons

Forum time zone is GMT. Currently it's 01:12 PM.

SEO - Top

Web Design & SEO Forums