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favicon.ico

Discussion in 'HTML & Website Design' started by ResearchTechs, Dec 17, 2004.

  1. #1
    Could someone help me figure out why my favicon.ico doesn't show up in Internet Explorer but does show up in Firefox? I've used the following code on each website: <LINK rel="SHORTCUT ICON" href="/favicon.ico"> in the <head> section and saved a 16x16 jpeg image to my root directory called favicon.ico
    SEMrush
     
    ResearchTechs, Dec 17, 2004 IP
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  2. Smyrl

    Smyrl Tomato Republic Staff

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    <LINK REL="SHORTCUT ICON" HREF="http://www.yourdomain.com/monitor1.ico">

    is what I am using.

    Shannon
     
    Smyrl, Dec 17, 2004 IP
  3. SEbasic

    SEbasic Peon

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    #3
    It can't be a jpeg.

    It needs to be a .ico file.

    First you need to turn the image into a PNG, then use this tool to convert it to an ico file.
     
    SEbasic, Dec 18, 2004 IP
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    Try to erase the bookmark to the site in your favorites...then add it back. This seems to get IE to "find" the file....at least temporarily :D
     
    rtheodorow, Jan 25, 2005 IP
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    #5
    Try this
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />


    :) :)
     
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    #6
    IE shows only favicons of those pages that are bookmarked. You don't even need any special links for this - just bookmark the page and restart IE (it requires a restart).

    J.D.
     
    J.D., Jan 25, 2005 IP
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    obenix Eats an apple a day......

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    ResaleBroker Active Member

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    Cool article. Thanks.
     
    ResaleBroker, Jan 25, 2005 IP
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    Just bear in mind that both browsers will 'loose' the icon now and then. If you revisit the page, it will show again.
     
    mopacfan, Jan 25, 2005 IP
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    #10
    yes...favicon is nice but very quirky.
     
    relaxzoolander, Feb 1, 2005 IP
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    rsanek Active Member

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    Actually, it doesn't have to be a ico and it doesn't have to be called favicon.ico. It can be theicon.gif, or myico.bmp.
     
    rsanek, Sep 2, 2007 IP
  12. AstarothSolutions

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    #12
    For compatibility with older browsers it does need to be a icon file.

    It doesnt have to be called favicon but if it is named something else you will need a link to it and you will still get 404 errors in your server logs as some spiders etc still automatically look for the favicon.ico file
     
    AstarothSolutions, Sep 3, 2007 IP
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    twistedspikes Notable Member

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    If you made it in photoshop I can upload a plugin so you can save as a .ico file :)
     
    twistedspikes, Sep 3, 2007 IP
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    Do you think topicstarter still haven't found solution? :) I guess 3 years is enough.
     
    ChPeter, Sep 3, 2007 IP