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**Not Quite Web 2.0**

Quickly Setting a Browser Icon For Your Site (URL Icon)

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

One of the quirks of setting up a site is knowing the right terms or lingo. For our new site (which will be launched shortly), one of the things we wanted to do was create a custom icon on the browser bar. Having set up webpages years ago and moving onto learning more about hardware, when it came back to setting an icon, I tried in vain viewing the page source and scrolling through lines of code attempting to figure out the right line for a browser icon. So I went to google and did a quick search and found that setting an icon for your site can be done quick and painlessly. Here is a quick overview.

1.)Resize your .jpg or .gif icon to 16X16

2.)Save the name of your icon to favicon (must be this name)

3.)Download IrfanView. Open your favicon and save it as .ico

4.)'Place the favicon.ico file in the 'root' directory on your
web server (where your main index page is)'

BAM! Now was that easy or what? Suppose you don't have a web server? Well there are other ways of getting that icon on your page. This site has some pretty good information on it.
There is your 1 minute tip of the day.

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