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Monday: February 21, 2005

Help Needed I

Filed under: — site admin @ 8:49 PM GMT-0500

With Firefox, most of the sites I visit display a tiny logo just to the left of the URL in the same field. Can anyone tell me how to make a tiny logo of my own, without spending any money on new software? Not so much how to make one — that’s easy enough with Paint — but how to get Firefox to display it. I gather (from Googling “tiny logo” nad “Firefox”) that it has to be neither a GIF nor a JPEG, but some format called ICO, whatever that is. It’s also not clear where it has to be loaded, what I need to call it, and whether it needs to be referenced in my template.


  1. Some links:


    The above should explain how to set it up, Weev.

    Comment by Robin Roberts — Tuesday: February 22, 2005 @ 12:18 AM GMT-0500

  2. Thanks, Robin! It worked for me. Now, I have a nifty little clock (cribbed from my template) to the left of my URL when people visit.

    What’re you going to have, Doc? A bug? BTW, “.ico” files are icons, a leftover from the old Windows 3.x days. Somebody found a use for those little 16×16 doodads.

    Comment by timekeeper — Thursday: February 24, 2005 @ 8:16 PM GMT-0500

  3. Look!
    Up in the corner by the webpage address. I got myself an icon. Inspired by a question over at Dr. Weevil’s site, I decided I needed an icon. Not that I had anything good to make into an icon, but…

    Trackback by Curmudgeonry — Monday: April 4, 2005 @ 5:43 PM GMT-0500

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