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MacRumors
Jan 19, 2008, 01:27 PM
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Uneasysilence created (http://uneasysilence.com/archive/2008/01/12873/) a web tool called Clipalizer (http://clipalizer.com/) which essentially allows you to create custom icons for any website. With Clipalizer you can easily create your own custom webclip icons for your favorite sites. All you need to do is visit Clipalizer put in your favorite sites name and URL and upload a 5757 PNG icon. Clipalizer will then give you a shortened URL to plug into your iPhone which will then allow you to select your custom webclip. That custom link that you made will stay alive forever so you can always enjoy your custom icon.
This custom link is simply a redirect that also houses your customicon so the iPhone/iPod touch will use your custom icon. They promise that the service is free and private, with no personally identifiable information being collected.

Article Link (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2008/01/19/clipalizer-custom-webclip-icons-for-any-website/)



macrlz9
Jan 19, 2008, 02:46 PM
yay for icons!

LimeiBook86
Jan 19, 2008, 05:07 PM
Awesome, I'm going to try this out now. Custom icons rule! :D

Update: This works pretty great! Here's what I made with mine. :) I also included a .zip archive of the icons I used if you'd like to use the same ones. The Google icon is the default however, so no icon is needed for that. :D

http://stevenmatarazzo.com/images/iphone-custom-icons.jpg

D'evilEyes
Jan 19, 2008, 06:40 PM
how do you make .png files

LimeiBook86
Jan 19, 2008, 06:45 PM
how do you make .png files

Most graphics applications (Photoshop, GraphicCoverter) can save files as PNG files. If you already have an icon in the right size you can even use Preview to save that image as a PNG file. :)

devilot
Jan 19, 2008, 07:15 PM
Limey, love the icons! Love the MR one. Would you take a generic request that others may or may not use? :o

Some sort of Movie-centric one? (I use fandango, but a simple movie-ish icon would work for anyone's movie link, no?)

rdowns
Jan 19, 2008, 07:37 PM
Post your Clipalizer creations here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=418095).

Yvan256
Jan 20, 2008, 09:21 AM
Strange, I don't get any custom icon from Google (for my iPod touch, there's no Google on the home screen by default). I'm talking about the apple-touch-icon.png file directly from Google, not the Clipalizer service.

Xtoo
Jan 20, 2008, 11:09 AM
An Engadget poster gave directions of how to create your own web clip icon for ur own website. You place it at the root of your site just like a favicon. This option works as well, but will not give your site's visitors the chance to automatically add your custom icon.

Don't really know where exactly the article is in Engadget (and with iPhone lack of copy / paste -arrrrrrghhhh-), but it is just 1 or 2 days old.

igotgame1075
Jan 20, 2008, 12:53 PM
ugh, it's not letting me upload my image, even though it's a 57x57 png file...:confused:

could someone upload this for me to http://www.360style.net/

macrlz9
Jan 20, 2008, 12:55 PM
worked just fine for me.... here's the url http://clipalizer.com/index.php?a=r854

igotgame1075
Jan 20, 2008, 05:15 PM
worked just fine for me.... here's the url http://clipalizer.com/index.php?a=r854

:eek:
thanks a ton. everytime i tried to upload it, it says it's an invalid file in IE, and it doesn't even let me choose the upload image option in safari.

SIUGRAD99
Jan 21, 2008, 09:11 AM
I would appreciate any assistance with clipalizer or hsicon. I import my web address & name correctly, but on hsicon I get the page bookmarked witht he purple star thing, but after I load the site I wanted the icon I uploaded doesn't show ? Please help.

indigozenith
Jan 24, 2008, 01:43 AM
Gallery is up on the site, large collection growing by the hour. Definitely going to try some out, they all look really nice and clean.

Also gives you the choice to make your web clip icons / links private or public. Nice resource.

Lord Sam
Jan 24, 2008, 10:33 AM
It's a great website, and it has just gotten better. Whereas before it required you to upload your own photo's, it's got a gallery! YAY! :) That was my only quip about it, and now it's been satisfied!

philb7777
Jan 25, 2008, 12:27 PM
How do I make a 57x57 pixel png file. I have a jpeg logo of my iweb site and I have converted to a png. I've tried to make the logo as small as possible, but Clipalizer tells me the file / image is too large. Can anyone guide through the step by step process to get a 57x57 png? Any help would be greatly appreciated.....

Vedhead
Jan 25, 2008, 12:56 PM
open it up in something like micro$oft picture viewer...hit export...change the file type to png, resize to 57x57...(crop it square first if you need to)

works pretty well, but I have uploaded a few that end up with someone else's links attached to my photo...annoying as hell...

chanderr
Jan 25, 2008, 06:14 PM
Folks,

I have been trying very hard since this morning.

Get astupid reply like this even after I upload a valid image file!

"That does not appear to be a valid image file :( "

Help

Cheers

nhallmark
Jan 25, 2008, 07:20 PM
Folks,

I have been trying very hard since this morning.

Get astupid reply like this even after I upload a valid image file!

"That does not appear to be a valid image file :( "

Help

Cheers

Make sure it's 57x57 pixels and that it's a .png file. I had some trouble with it also, but when I realized it was the .png issue, everything works great.

ErnRenner
Jan 26, 2008, 08:16 PM
Explorer 7 - same issues as others, Not valid or too big.. I'm sure I'm using .png 57x57 or even smaller.. no go Using Photoshop.

AWhat r the successful windows peeps using to create the .png???

:confused::confused::confused:

ErnRenner
Jan 26, 2008, 08:30 PM
I just used Netscape navigator and worked perfectly... same file. Not sure what the issue is - but it seems like an issue with some builds of Internet explorer...FYI

fup4000
Jan 27, 2008, 09:28 AM
how do i make them into a 57x57 size??:confused:


Most graphics applications (Photoshop, GraphicCoverter) can save files as PNG files. If you already have an icon in the right size you can even use Preview to save that image as a PNG file. :)

fup4000
Jan 27, 2008, 09:35 AM
what about on a Mac?:confused:


open it up in something like micro$oft picture viewer...hit export...change the file type to png, resize to 57x57...(crop it square first if you need to)

works pretty well, but I have uploaded a few that end up with someone else's links attached to my photo...annoying as hell...

OC513
Sep 9, 2008, 11:19 AM
As of today all of my Clipalizer webclips no longer work......they open to the clipalizer page that says "last step..............click "Add to Home Screen".......but even if I do that the NEW webclip opens to the same page. Is anyone else having this problem???? I am wondering if it is a problem on the clipalizer end or somthing on my phones side. Can anyone check a Clipalizer webclip from their phone and let me know what happens......PLEASE. Thanks in advance for any help.

gpstyne
Apr 22, 2009, 10:59 PM
don't know why you are having problems,
I have an '08 iMac with photoshop and aperture2 on it, worked like a charm...
then downgraded to my wifes macbook POS, running firefox and iPhoto and got it to work like a charm, then for the tru tru POS my wifes godforsaken Dell inspiron that is on its last life, with firefox, and windows paint (YUUCK) and it still worked, the only way I couldn't get any of the following computers to do it was if i didn't properly get the dimensions to 57x57 perfectly..:D

keep trying guys/gals, i got it to work no problems, love the website now, clipalizer you're my hero

livewire009
Apr 22, 2009, 11:22 PM
Great the icons always spice up our life...thanks for the same.