How to create your own Favicon
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Make your own Favicon

  • The favicon.ico file is a small graphic icon (16 x 16 or 32 x 32 - 256 colors) that is used by some browsers (including Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox) to enhance the display of address bar information and favorites bookmark lists
  • When requesting a resource, these browsers also try to locate the site's custom favicon.ico file
  • There is a difference, however, in the way Internet Explorer and Firefox decide when to request the favicon.ico file. Internet Explorer requests favicon.ico only when the returned page is bookmarked. Firefox requests favicon.ico at the same time as the request for the page
  • With Google Page Creator, never use the name favicon.ico
  • IE support only *.ico file, while you can use *.png, *.gif or even *.mpg with FF
  • Create *.ico and *.png files with this tool : FavIcon from Pics
  • Activate auto discovery to tell IE (first link) and FF (second link) you have your own favicon

Wine Links

<link rel="shortcut icon" type="image/x-icon" href="http://YOURSITE/favicon1.ico">

<link rel="icon" type="image/png"

Make your own WebClip for iPhone

  • A WebClip is a shortcut for the new iPhone. It's simply an icon, with the size 57 x 57 pixels (png format). Safari will create the rounded corners
  • Use the name apple-touch-icon.png
  • Activate auto discovery to tell Safari, you have your own icon : 

Wine Links

<link rel="apple-touch-icon"

Activate auto discovery for your feed

  • If you have a Blog on Blogger, the atom feed is

The feed of my Blog

  • Activate auto discovery to tell the browser your page contain a feed :
<link rel="alternate"
title="Feed of my Blog"

Redirect a Page

  • Redirection with javascript : 

<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">

function redirect()
window.location="URL of target";
setTimeout("redirect()",5000); // time in ms

<noscript>URL of target</noscript>

  • Redirection with meta tag : 

<meta http-equiv="refresh"
content="5;URL=URL of target"> // time in secondes

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