December 2009 Newsletter

Favicons - Get Your Own

**** The 4specs Perspective

Let's have some fun this month. Have you noticed on many websites a small logo in the browser address window. Here is a screen shot of the icon for 4specs:


The icon is called a favicon - short for Favorite Icon - and is a special 16 x 16 image. You can generate your own favicon.ico at this website below. It is tougher than it looks. I recall it took me 2 hours to do ours about 8 years ago. Here is a website that can help you:

This website below will do a custom icon for you at a cost of $75.

[Link no longer available]

Once you have the favicon.ico file, add it to the same directory as your index.html or default file. It should start to appear in your browser. You may have to reload the browser window and clear the cache and history to see the new icon.

Questions and comments are always appreciated.


Colin Gilboy
Publisher - 4specs
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