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Offline Ishmael

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« on: February 05, 2006, 06:31:59 pm »
I was just wondering if Furtopia had any plans to get one since it's the easiest thing in the world to set up - or is it that you don't like them cluttering up your cache and/or favourites files?
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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2006, 07:59:49 pm »
Ummm......just curious, but what's a favicon? ':goldarou:'

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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2006, 02:20:29 am »
A Favicon is a little icon that is used to distinguish your website in bookmark lists and in the URL bar.  I got one at
http://synx.dyndns.org/ if you can find it.

The default favicon is http://host/favicon.ico so any webserver is going to get a lot of requests for that icon. :/  A better way is to put the HTML:
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<link type="image/x-icon" rel="icon" href="someicon.ico" />
<link type="image/x-icon" rel="shortcut icon" href="someicon.ico" />
put that into the <head> section of all your HTML webpages, then people should request someicon.ico for the favicon, in the current directory.

*.ico is a really weird and dumb file format, one of the great inventions of Microsoft to screw things up.  There are programs out there that produce .ico format files though, and I have one in particular that I can use if you need a favicon.  Just give me a 16x16 pixel PNG image and I can send the .ico file for using as favicons.  You can also just use a PNG as your favicon, skip the whole dumb .ico process, and that'll probably work too.

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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2006, 11:30:40 pm »
I have a favicon for my own gallery site... Had it around for ages already.
Hmm.
Well, it's up to WS if he wants to bother with one, really.
 
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2006, 09:16:34 am »
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I have a favicon for my own gallery site... Had it around for ages already.
Hmm.
Well, it's up to WS if he wants to bother with one, really.
 
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I was just curious really, I'm just one of those who like them - I just find them nicer to look at than a standard one that comes with whatever browser you're using.
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2006, 03:14:22 am »
sounds like it could be a good idea, pointless, but it is one of those nice little extras and i spose it does help you distinguish it from the other sites in your bookmarks more easily
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2006, 05:05:05 pm »
In case the icon would have a non-colored background*, Firefox can recognize PNG icons, alpha channel and all.  I didn't realize that when I made mine, and so now I'm stuck with my white background one until such time as I decide to re-scan the source image.

* I figure it wouldn't; since the site has a black background everywhere it would make perfect sense if the icon did too.
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