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Andylee

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How do I create Favicons?

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How do I create Favicons? What specifications do I have to keep to and what do I ought to keep in mind?

1293 day(s) ago

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http://www.favicon.cc/

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Vygantas
Just use any graphics editor and save it as favicon.ico, upload into root folder of your site.

I suggest 32x32, as 16x16 is "old school" :-)

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Olivia
Favicons are small pictures, either 16 x 16 pixels or 32 x 32 pixels, stored in the MS Windows Icon format alternately GIF or PNG image format.

Your small picture can have any filename (with proper file ending depending on the format) and can be placed anywhere on your server. To show the favicon place the following meta tag in the HEAD section of your HTML:

<link rel="shortcut icon" href="http: //www.server.com/gfx/myicon.ico">

(change the path to your server/path, remember to begin with 'http: //')

I recommend to keep it at 16 x 16 pixels as the browsers will scale it down to this to fit it in the UI.
PNG is my recommended format, unfortunatelly Internet Explorer doesn't support anything other than it's Icon format so if you need IE support save it in the Icon format.

You can use various image programs to create these favicons, Photoshop or GIMP works. There are online tools too for creaing favicons, here's one:

http://www.favicon.cc/

Good luck

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Olivia
1292 day(s) ago
I'm not sure what you mean.
The Facebook favicon looks 16 by 16 pixels to me.
Here it is zoomed in:

http://i.imgur.com/m4p94.png

If it looks bigger to you I would be interested in a screenshot.

Andylee
1292 day(s) ago
ok, there is a lot of basic theory we got here... thanks for that.

The point is: with 16 x 16 pixels, nobody can make an icon like facebook's..... this one (and most of the others I know) definitely seem to have much more pixels... how comes?

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