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FavIcons on my blog; and how to put a FavIcon on your site

By on Jul 16, 2006 in Tech Takes | 0 comments

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If you said “What the hell is a FavIcon!?!” after reading that word, you may be excused. Not many now the definition, but I’m sure you must have seen it, Mozilla Firefox users at least.

FavIcons (it’s linked to a Wikipedia entry on that topic) are those tiny little graphic buttons in the address bar, to the left of the URL, and also in the tabs of Mozilla Firefox when you open a site. Now, most browsers support the feature, but since I’m biased towards Mozilla Firefox, I chose to mention it. Not all sites have this, so if one does, take it that the site admin is knows what he’s upto, although adding it is not a major headache.

So if you care to look at the top, dear Mozilla Firefox users, don’t you see the cool little ‘GQB’ FavIcon there? Also on your tab. It’s a nice change from the Blogger B that’s seen on most BlogSpot blogs.

I anticipate that many of you too would like to use this, so here’s the method in brief:

Load your site now. Your cute little, or rocking little FavIcon would there as your personal style statement for others now! If it doesn’t, bad luck, your host probably doesn’t allow hotlinking, or doesn’t allow .ico files, or Bravenet has stopped external loading; a host of reasons, depends on your case. Just try another host, the method is correct, my blog is the proof.



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