5 Replies Latest reply on Sep 22, 2008 4:06 PM by Newsgroup_User

    A different type of favicon?

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      So when you visit GoDaddy's site, the favicon is actually this pretty
      sizable rectangle.. not type typical little .ico.... anyone know how this is
      done?


        • 1. Re: A different type of favicon?
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          _adrian posted in macromedia.dreamweaver:

          > So when you visit GoDaddy's site, the favicon is actually this
          > pretty sizable rectangle.. not type typical little .ico.... anyone
          > know how this is done?

          Ouch! I sure wish I hadn't looked at the source for that site! I need
          to go flush my eyes, now.

          It is just a standard 32x32 icon. I didn't open the .ico file in an
          icon editor, but it probably has several sizes in it.


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          Mark A. Boyd
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          • 2. Re: A different type of favicon?
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            > So when you visit GoDaddy's site, the favicon is actually this pretty
            > sizable rectangle.. not type typical little .ico.... anyone know how this
            > is done?

            Looks like a standard sized ico file to me.

            -Darrel

            • 3. Re: A different type of favicon?
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              On 22 Sep 2008 in macromedia.dreamweaver, Mark A. Boyd wrote:

              > _adrian posted in macromedia.dreamweaver:
              >
              >> So when you visit GoDaddy's site, the favicon is actually this
              >> pretty sizable rectangle.. not type typical little .ico.... anyone
              >> know how this is done?
              >
              > Ouch! I sure wish I hadn't looked at the source for that site! I need
              > to go flush my eyes, now.

              You don't have to. I assume you're using FF? Tools>Page Info; click on
              the 'Media' icon, and scroll through the list of images.

              > It is just a standard 32x32 icon. I didn't open the .ico file in an
              > icon editor, but it probably has several sizes in it.

              Nope. I checked with IrfanView; it's 32x32x24bpp and only one size.
              When IrfanView has a multi-size icon loaded, it shows it as multiple
              pages (up and down arrows).

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              • 4. Re: A different type of favicon?
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                Joe Makowiec posted in macromedia.dreamweaver:

                > On 22 Sep 2008 in macromedia.dreamweaver, Mark A. Boyd wrote:
                >
                >> _adrian posted in macromedia.dreamweaver:
                >>
                >>> So when you visit GoDaddy's site, the favicon is actually this
                >>> pretty sizable rectangle.. not type typical little .ico....
                >>> anyone know how this is done?
                >>
                >> Ouch! I sure wish I hadn't looked at the source for that site! I
                >> need to go flush my eyes, now.
                >
                > You don't have to. I assume you're using FF? Tools>Page Info;
                > click on the 'Media' icon, and scroll through the list of images.

                Yea, that's how I actually determined the size. It was just a reflex to
                see if they had a <link> to it instead of the default favicon.ico.
                Still not required, of course.

                >> It is just a standard 32x32 icon. I didn't open the .ico file in
                >> an icon editor, but it probably has several sizes in it.
                >
                > Nope. I checked with IrfanView; it's 32x32x24bpp and only one
                > size. When IrfanView has a multi-size icon loaded, it shows it as
                > multiple pages (up and down arrows).

                Thanks for checking.

                I wonder what browser _adrian is using? All my browsers show the icons
                the same size - 16x16 I suspect. Even one of my own that I know
                has 48x48, 32x32, and 16x16. I don't have Opera on this particular
                machine, though.


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                • 5. Re: A different type of favicon?
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                  Mark A. Boyd posted in macromedia.dreamweaver:

                  > Joe Makowiec posted in macromedia.dreamweaver:
                  >>
                  >> You don't have to. I assume you're using FF? Tools>Page Info;
                  >> click on the 'Media' icon, and scroll through the list of images.
                  >
                  > Yea, that's how I actually determined the size. It was just a
                  > reflex to see if they had a <link> to it instead of the default
                  > favicon.ico. Still not required, of course.

                  Er...View Source was still not required, of course.


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