Make an icon 16x16 pixels
It should be in Win32 format
- 256 colors (This is achievable with a icon creating program such as icon
forge (.zip file, 5,300k) from Cursor
Arts. ). However many sites use only a 16 color .ico file which work
just as well.
is set, by default, to look at the root directory for something called
"favicon.ico" every time something is bookmarked.
your .ico file to favicon.ico
it to the root directory of your site
you will see it.
1) In the address bar...
2) In your favorites...
is all you need to do if you have a domain. However, if you do not have
a domain, all is not lost. Follow below.
all above and then:
the head tags of any or all pages on your pages add:
REL="SHORTCUT ICON" HREF="http://your-url/favicon.ico">
to the location of your icon file
webspace providers such as geocities do not support icon files, you should
email the webmaster and ask them to support the icon (.ICO) graphic format.
may not appear on your first visit, but it will, if you bookmark the site
(add it to your favorites), you will see it beside the site name.
This is a brief over view
on the IE5 Icon
For more in depth information,
we suggest visiting www.favicon.com
Discussion - Graphics & Multimedia
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