2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 20, 2006 10:13 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Favicon ability in Fireworks?

    chrisredco
      I am trying to create the favicon icon used in current address bar info by many websites. Is this possible in Firewirks with some sort of Extensions, as I see it must be saved as a .ico file.

      Thanks,
      Chris
        • 1. Re: Favicon ability in Fireworks?
          Level 7
          On 20 Dec 2006 in macromedia.fireworks, chrisredco wrote:

          > I am trying to create the favicon icon used in current address bar
          > info by many websites. Is this possible in Firewirks with some sort
          > of Extensions, as I see it must be saved as a .ico file.

          Nope. You can still design the bitmap in FW, though.

          Then you have basically two options:
          - Convert the bitmap (.bmp, .tiff, .gif, .jpg, .png ...) to a .ico.
          There are a number of programs which will do that, most of them free.
          If you're on Windows, IrfanView ( http://irfanview.com/) will do it,
          and it's a really nice image viewer to boot.
          - Many browsers recognize other filetypes as favicons. In the line of
          code below, change image/x-icon to the mimetype appropriate for the
          image type. (image/jpeg, image/gif, image/png)

          <link rel="shortcut icon" href="/path/to/myfavicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />

          --
          Joe Makowiec
          http://makowiec.net/
          Email: http://makowiec.net/email.php
          • 2. Re: Favicon ability in Fireworks?
            Level 7
            No, it can't do it.

            Strange, since it's touted as a "web graphics" tool and yet it can't do an
            elementary graphical element used on the web. Makes you wonder.


            "chrisredco" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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            >I am trying to create the favicon icon used in current address bar info by
            >many
            > websites. Is this possible in Firewirks with some sort of Extensions, as
            > I see
            > it must be saved as a .ico file.
            >
            > Thanks,
            > Chris
            >