MacRumors Icon for iPhone/iPod touch

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  1. mrat93 macrumors 65816

    mrat93

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    This site being one of (if not the most) popular Apple fan/rumor sites, I sure a lot of users would appreciate this. Maybe on the front page, there could be an enlarged MacRumors icon on the front page so iPhone users and iPod touch users can have nice icons on he home screens. 1st pic is a pic I found on Google images. 2nd one is the icon on the home screen.
     

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  2. ClassicMac247 macrumors 6502

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    If you took that with PhotoBooth you should have the photo automatically switch, so we can read that right to left not left to right backwards.;) Just a suggestion.
     
  3. mrat93 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Haha. Sorry I just started using a Macs 4 months ago and I know 0% of the basics of photo editing.
     
  4. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    You can actually add a propper icon for it, in the header I think.

    Just a couple of seconds work for one of the webteam™
     
  5. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

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    Its VERY easy to make the icon
    Here are details...... http://developer.apple.com/iphone/devcenter/designingcontent.html


    iPhone and iPod touch allow a user to save a WebClip bookmark to your site on their Home Screen.

    To specify a bookmark icon for all pages of a web site, place a PNG image named "apple-touch-icon.png" at the root directory of your web server - similar to the "favicon.ico" for site icons.

    To override the site bookmark icon on a specific web page, insert a <link> element similar to <link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="/customIcon.png"/> within the <head> element of the page.

    The bookmark icon dimensions should be 57x57 pixels. If the icon is a different size it will be scaled and cropped to fit.

    Safari will automatically composite the icon with the standard "glassy" overlay so it looks like a built-in iPhone or iPod application.

    Come on Arn make this happen!!!!
     
  6. Doctor Q Administrator

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  7. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    The icon works for the normal page, but not the mobile version. Do your magic to make it happen!
     
  8. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Can I bookmark the forum page, or does it have to be the main page of the website?
     
  9. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    It does, but it doesn't look quite right on the iPhone. It's off centered and gets clipped. For my website I had to resize the logo in the image smaller than 57x57 for it to look good.

    Apple should really provide people with the template image they put over the images so you can get a better feel for it.
     
  10. janitorC7 macrumors 6502a

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    I like the logo this guy did better can we use that???

    the black background buggs me, plus I would love the logo to say macrumors
     
  11. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Your wish is our command. It should now work for mobile.macrumors.com.
     
  12. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Awesome! Welcome to my homescreen, MacRumors! :D
     

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