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favicons??

Discussion in 'HTML & Website Design' started by maro, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. #1
    Hi guys,
    What do you think about favicons? Do they do any good? Will they make a better impression on users? :)
    I am thinking about adding a favicon to my site but I am not sure about it. Well if it won't make me any good, it won't harm... Or would it? :)
    Thanks
    SEMrush
     
    maro, Oct 4, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Smyrl

    Smyrl Tomato Republic Staff

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    I love them. Think they are a little something extra. They are not witihout problems for from time to time they disappear from your toolbar. I like to brand my sites any way I can. Will look up url for favicon maker I use. http://www.favicon.co.uk/ Ulead Photo Impact makes them as well. Quality is not as good as those made with firstt referenced.

    I have found high contrast colors show up better.

    Shannon
     
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  3. RyanBlank

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    i'm a fan also.. i followed these steps in this favicons article to set some up on my own sites.

    <disclaimer>i do know the person who wrote the article.. she's very brite =)</disclaimer>
     
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    Thanks for the link. I d/l'd the photoshop plugin. Too Cool.
     
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    fryman Kiss my rep

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    Yup, great plugin! I just changed the favicon of my main site with it, didn't know it was possible with Photoshop :D
     
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  7. fryman

    fryman Kiss my rep

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    he he, I've become a Mella stalker... :D
     
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    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

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    Favicons make a big difference when it comes to branding your site :)
     
    Blogmaster, Oct 4, 2005 IP
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    Zapita Active Member

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    #9
    why make such a big difference?? i've just done it because they are cute xD but what's the important part of them?
     
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  10. Crazy_Rob

    Crazy_Rob I seen't it!

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    Favicons are especially nice in a list of bookmarks.
     
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    obenix Eats an apple a day......

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    #11
    If you have a ready image, you can use this tool to create your own favicon...:)
    http://www.chami.com/html-kit/services/favicon/

    Favicon makes it easier for your visitors to locate your site if they have bookmarked in the first place
     
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    fryman Kiss my rep

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    I agree, I have loads of bookmarks and the ones with favicons are the easiest to find
     
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  14. fine

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    favicon is very important to brand your web site, products.
    At least, it won't hurt.
    See create favicon tutorial

    Learn how to create icon is free,but your time is not free. You may consult professionals for this.
     
    fine, Oct 6, 2005 IP
  15. maro

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    I am not that much into design! I will guess I will have to see if someone will help me do it!
     
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    If you have a logo for your site already, you should be able to just crop part of this using something like Paintshop Pro, or Photoshop, then resize it.

    I then copy this and paste it into iconedit32

    ... save it as favicon, and upload it - job done.

    Usually only takes around 10mins and is great from a branding point of view. As has been said before, if a visitor has bookmarked a load of similar sites, yours is going to stand out much more.
     
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    I also use this http://tools.dynamicdrive.com/favicon/.
    But why Dp forums so popular bcz *It's Favicon so quite and diffrence. :D I really like it!


    ____
    *my point of view. Or it's one of reason That forums Different from other forums.
     
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    longroad Well-Known Member

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    I could never get a favicon to work with my phpbb forums.
    Is there anything special you have to do to get it to work with phpbb?
     
    longroad, Oct 7, 2005 IP
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    iconsurf drives extremely minimal traffic to my site (two referals this week) but every hit counts, and it's one more reason to have a favicon for your site (if you still need one).
     
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    obenix Eats an apple a day......

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    Here's a link that shows you how: http://www.phpbbstyles.com/viewtopic.php?t=8681
     
    obenix, Oct 7, 2005 IP