Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Web Design Made Easy: Favicons

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Ever wonder how to make those neat little pictures in the address bar or in the shortcut to a site? They’re called favicons, and as you can see (or as you might see, if you clear your cache) I’ve added one to and

This site will show you how to do it, and even make the .ico file for you. Once you have the file, just drop it in the webpage directory, and add

<link rel=”shortcut icon” href=”favicon.ico” >

between <head> and </head>.

It’s incredibly easy. The hardest part — really, the only hard part — was finding out they’re called “favicons.”

PS: Want to know how to display “<” and “>” in HTML without the browser thinking it’s code? Type “& l t ;” and “& g t ;” (no spaces). Hat tip: Google.

Written by gerrycanavan

August 9, 2005 at 9:55 pm

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