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Old 05-25-2005, 01:00 PM   #1
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Default Easy online favicon (.ico) maker

I had been struggling to create a favicon (the cute little icon that appears next to URLs in browsers). I had tried using a plugin for Photoshop and a couple of other tricks, but could never get a favicon to work right on the web.

Then Kelvyn (what a goldmine of information he is!) over on INETPUB recommended an online favicon generator: FavIcon from Pics. (That site also has a link to a favicon validator and other interesting links.)

I just tried it, and it works like a charm. You can create your artwork at any size (but it is a waste not to make it square — the favicon itself ends up 16 pixels tall, and that is not much space).

I fed it a JPEG; not sure what other formats it accepts. Moments later, voila! A file of the right name and size, ready for download.

Now the trick is to get it to appear in my web pages. But at least I have it.

Works for Macs as well as Windows, btw.

   
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