Your webclip icon, any website 1-2-3

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by meanopause, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. meanopause macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2007
    Create your own WebClip icon for any site.

    no html
    no js

    WIP let us know if you have any suggestions.
  2. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
    very nice, ill probably be using it until facebook gets it act together!

    It would be very nice though, if you could simply provide a bookmarklet, for example where all the code for a page is confined within the URL

    a good example of this is the SciCalc at
    you see where you can load the bookmarlet...

    this condenses the whole page into the URL. That means no server interaction

    This would be helpful if say for some reason your server went down, or you are on a slower connection and have to hit 2 servers just to load the page,

  3. iPhoneHome macrumors 6502

    Jul 8, 2007
    this is great....i just tried it and it worked beautifully. some of my icons looked really weird. this makes the homescreen look a lot less messy.
  4. snook911 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2007
    Yorba Linda, CA
    I don't understand whats a webclip # and where do I get it from?
  5. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
    you have to access the site via a desktop browser first,
  6. ert3 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 10, 2007
  7. Daremo macrumors 68020


    Jul 3, 2007
    Very well done, and very cool. Thanks for this!
  8. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
    first you goto the site on a desktop browser.
    you enter the name of the site, the URL, and upload an icon.
    you are given a code,
    you visit the site on you iPhone or touch, and enter the code you are given there.

    You then bookmark that page, and add it to your home screen. it will then create the icon and redirect you to the site you entered!
  9. snook911 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2007
    Yorba Linda, CA
    Sorry for the noob question but how do you create an icon to upload and what programs can you use in windows to create it. Thanks.
  10. Chris Welch macrumors 6502

    May 28, 2007
    New York
    Sorry, but has a much more polished and Apple-like design. I'll be sticking with that site.
  11. scotty588 macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2007
    Carlsbad, CA
    #12 is nice though because you can put in a label while the other site when you add it it just defaults to "Safari" and you have to type in what you want.

    I would like to see a gallery of recently uploaded ones that I can use.
  12. insocal macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2007
    I agree! I'm surprised we haven't seen that yet on a flickr page or something. I wonder if there would be copywrite issues or something that would keep that from happening. I would hope not since we'd only be using the logo to go to that icon's site anyway.

    There are a lot out there now, if I knew how I'd upload them but I'm still trying to find a program to make the correct size icon for Drudge Report and others. I don't have a program to edit like that.

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