Markup: Icons for Favorites?

started by Nickro on Sep 15, 2004 — RSS Feed

Nickro Nickro
Posts: 6

Hullo.

Not sure if this is the right section of the forum, 'cos I don't know how this is done... how do you make a web page saved to the user's 'Favorites' have its own little icon? (Such as the one for this forum.)

Joe Gillespie Joe Gillespie
Posts: 528

I have an article about this here

http://www.wpdfd.com/editorial/wpd0304review.htm#footnote

Nickro Nickro
Posts: 6

Great, thanks!

Amysun Amysun
Posts: 2

I created the favicon using your instructions and it works for me, thanks! But, I noted that other developers, such as http://www.hicksdesign.co.uk/ does not use the <link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico"> tag. In fact, I could not find any reference to favicon in the source code. How does it work or is referenced on their sites?

Amy

Joe Gillespie Joe Gillespie
Posts: 528

I don't see any favicon at http://www.hicksdesign.co.uk/ (Mozilla 1.7.3 OSX)

Amysun Amysun
Posts: 2

It's the green leaf that appears in the URL field, as well on the browser tab. Do you see it?

I find this true of other sites, including CNN, that has a favicon, but the link is nowhere to be found in their source. Where do they put it?

Amy

Joe Gillespie Joe Gillespie
Posts: 528

No, it doesn't show up on that site or in CNN for me. It does show up at http://www.wpdfd.com/index.html and other sites so whatever they are doing doesn't seem to work in Mozilla.

Baxter Baxter
Posts: 157

Favicons can be funny things... WPDFD's, for example, stopped showing up with the FF .9 release.

This method appears to be reliable:
<link rel="favicon" type="image/ico" href="path/to/favicon.ico" />

Joe Gillespie Joe Gillespie
Posts: 528

Baxter said:
Favicons can be funny things... WPDFD's, for example, stopped showing up with the FF .9 release.

This method appears to be reliable:
<link rel="favicon" type="image/ico" href="path/to/favicon.ico" />


The WPDFD Favicon shows up fine in my FireFox 1.0 but I will agree that they are fustratingly unreliable. The

http://www.hicksdesign.co.uk/

favicon shows in Firefox 1.0 but not Mozilla 1.7.3 Mac or IE 6 (Win).

Baxter Baxter
Posts: 157

For me, it shows up fine in the address bar, but not in the bookmarks. The method I posted seems to work everywhere, for me, anyway.

Favicons are flaky. Always have been.

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