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funkytaco 03-23-2005 08:48 AM


Originally posted by stdunbar
So to take care of both IE and Mozilla, include:

<link rel="icon" href="/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />

Older versions of IE do look for /favicon.ico - the path name is hard coded. As long as you don't mind that name, it works for IE and Mozilla. No 404's if the file exists.

Why is this needed if they all look for


or am I missing something? :rolleyes:

ozwebfx 03-23-2005 11:04 AM

funkytaco , you are missing something as your link points to http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

The advice given is sound as it does cover a couple of bases & is a good solution.

Website Rob 06-07-2005 08:46 AM

It is still the norm for most people to not bother with creating a favicon. So rather then go against the majority we just automatically create one for every new account.

No 404 msg. and a blank favicon is shown. If the Client does want their own favicon they are free to create one, upload it and make the necessary path statement in their Web pages. Everybody happy that way. :D

Two good online places for creating a favicon would be:


Theoden 07-15-2005 02:56 PM

thanks for the tut. gotta make my favicon later. ;)

Mr Bones 07-29-2005 12:55 AM

wow thanks, ive really been wanting to know that for a long time but i didnt know it was called a favicon.

CPR 08-04-2005 07:26 AM

Thanks, should come in handy!

IconPacks 08-09-2005 08:04 PM

Unfortunately under IE6 the fav icons in the favourites menu are purged when the cache is cleared, and in some cases even before then.

I believe Firefox keeps them... perhaps MS will change this in IE7?

AlexanderK 09-04-2005 09:52 AM

You could also download the plugin for Photoshop :)

greencross 09-07-2005 06:08 PM

what is favicon? sorry to ask guyz.. im new to this.. i dunno much thats why im curious to know.. i hope you could give me insights about this.. thanks a lot

writespeak 09-18-2005 12:56 PM

Re: favicon

Originally posted by greencross
what is favicon?
Just ask Google.

And welcome to WHT. :)


CSKDesign 10-16-2005 12:44 AM

Thanks for the great tutorial :)

pdesigns 12-05-2005 05:59 PM

How many big websites actually use favicons? Is there any benefits to favicons? Just wondering. Thanks.

nuWebHosts 12-05-2005 06:16 PM

I know we don't have one, but I like them with I use tabbed browsing in FireFox, Emily

Liquid Smoke 12-24-2005 12:18 AM

favicons must be in .ico format. firefox and ie both take .ico

but i know an easier way to make the ico file instead of dling any converter programs

its simple:
1) make ur icon in photoshop
2) save as png
3) then rename the file and to favico.ico

and wala!, done lol

Konrad4 01-22-2006 12:41 AM

I usually use this place for favicons http://www.chami.com/html-kit/services/favicon/. It isn't necessary to download any software and it is very simple to use.

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