How do get your web image in the browser bar of Safari?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by eolson03, Mar 27, 2003.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I am a web programmer and I was wondering how you get an image to show up in the address bar of the safari browser? Any leads would be great
     
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    Kwyjibo

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    there was a thread about this a few weeks ago u may want to run a search if your in a hurry.
     
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    RBMaraman

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    tjwett

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    you just need to make a 32x32 pixel image and save it as favicon.ico
    you'll need a special app for creating the file, try iconfactory.com to get that.
    then just place the file in you websites root directory.
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    no! I've got a .gif file at one of my sites. Just make sure its the right size - 16x16 (not 32) and you can use a line of html code on your page

    Code:
    <HEAD>
      <LINK REL="SHORTCUT ICON" HREF="http://www.mydomain.com/myicon.ico">
      <TITLE>My Title</TITLE>
    </HEAD>
    Good luck,

    D
     
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    tjwett

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    oh right sorry, 16 x16. i didn't know you could use a gif! never seen that tag either. learn something new everyday.
     
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    Doctor Q

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    Since this topic has come up again, I have a question. I made a shortcut icon as a GIF with a transparent background. It looks great in Mozilla/Netscape. I made an ICO version for Internet Explorer, but it looks lousy because it does not have a transparent background.

    I could solve the problem by redesigning the icon to not require a transparent background to look good, but I want to know the following before I give up and do so:

    (1) Is there a way to get I.E. to display a shortcut icon with a transparent background?

    (2) Could I get I.E. to use the ICO version and Mozilla/Netscape to use the GIF version if I put favicon.ico at the root of my web site but used link rel="icon" href="http://whatever/myicon.gif" in each web page?
     
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    Good timing by Apple.

    I'm sure you could try using other software besides the Adobe stuff as it's obviously too slow on the mac now...;)
     
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    benixau

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    i find Adobe Pshop Elements 2 not too bad. but i have DP1G w/256MB :D
     
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    janey

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