That Graphic in the Address Bar

by Muhammad Jalloh 16 replies
Hello Warriors,

I was wondering how I can place a unique graphic in the address bar so that it appears when my site is visited.

Much like the little "WF" graphic that you see in the address bar when you visit the Warrior Forum.

I would appreciate any and all help.

Sincerely,
Muhammad.
#main internet marketing discussion forum #address #bar #graphic
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  • Profile picture of the author joblythe
    Muhammad

    You need to find out about "favicons" and "favicon generators"

    HTH
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Dominic
    It's called a "favicon" and you can find more information about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Favicon.

    The original means of defining a favicon was by placing a file called favicon.ico in the root directory of a web server.
    The icon is essentially a .gif image file renamed to a .ico extension. 16x16 pixels.
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  • Profile picture of the author Muhammad Jalloh
    Jo and Michael,

    Thank you both for the invaluable responses.


    Sincerely,
    Muhammad
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  • Profile picture of the author gapservices
    At Dynamic Drive, it says "Note that your favicon may not appear immediately after you've completed the above two steps. In fact, it may take a few days..."

    I'm wondering why it "may take a few days". It's just a graphic file stored on my server. Why would there be ANY delay? I don't get that. Anybody know?

    Gene Pimentel
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    • Profile picture of the author ConversionTime
      Originally Posted by gapservices View Post

      At Dynamic Drive, it says "Note that your favicon may not appear immediately after you've completed the above two steps. In fact, it may take a few days..."

      I'm wondering why it "may take a few days". It's just a graphic file stored on my server. Why would there be ANY delay? I don't get that. Anybody know?

      Gene Pimentel
      It must be just incase the servers get overloaded, for example when Stomper released their free site seer tool the server was slow as a dog taking days but once the demand lowered its now really quick
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      • Profile picture of the author gapservices
        Originally Posted by Dvgeoster View Post

        It must be just incase the servers get overloaded, for example when Stomper released their free site seer tool the server was slow as a dog taking days but once the demand lowered its now really quick
        But we're talking about a tiny 16x16 pixel graphic here. All other graphics come up on my site instantly... why should this little graphic be any different?
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  • Profile picture of the author Muhammad Jalloh
    Wow,

    Thank you everyone for these invaluable resources.

    Now, I have got to go and create me a favicon (another addition to my geek vocabulary)

    JJP and Gene,

    Now, we are "faviconists," too. Aint we?


    Sincerely,
    Muhammad
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  • Profile picture of the author Bishop81
    When you start using it, you may have to clear your cache in order for it to show up. Basically, there's no reason that it shouldn't show up quickly, but in case it doesn't, that's there way of telling you to just wait until it does.
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    • Profile picture of the author gapservices
      Originally Posted by Bishop81 View Post

      When you start using it, you may have to clear your cache in order for it to show up. Basically, there's no reason that it shouldn't show up quickly, but in case it doesn't, that's there way of telling you to just wait until it does.
      That makes sense. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Birch
    Guys - all you need to do is add a favicon graphic into your public_html folder.

    There is absolutely no need to add any code whatsoever onto the webpage for it to show.
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