13 Dec 2005, 06:18


I’d been wanting to create a favicon for the site for some time, but I’m a fairly inept pixel pusher, and using a stock icon just didn’t seem too interesting. Fortunately, I came across this site that will convert any image into a 16×16 icon that can be used as a favicon. Couldn’t be simpler. I used it to turn a screenshot of the site into an icon. Probably not the most creative route but hey, if I’d wanted creative I would have made one from scratch to begin with.


Comment by Brett on 2005-12-13 10:01:23 +0000

You know, I’ve tried using favicons over the years, and they are really hit-or-miss. Sometimes they show, sometimes they don’t. Like for instance, using IE 5.5, I don’t see your favicon. But I visit your site in Firefox 1.5 and it’s all good. Maybe the new browsers are to the point where they are recognizing them more consistantly. I’ll have to try it out again.

Comment by Will on 2005-12-13 12:52:11 +0000

Yeah, Internet Explorer has always been flaky with favicons, which is pretty hilarious since Microsoft created them in the first place. Even in IE 6 sometimes they’ll show up in the bookmark, but not in the address bar, or after a while the icon in the bookmarks will just revert to the default icon. Firefox seems to handle them correctly, and that’s good enough for me. Especially since 70% of the page views for my site are from Firefox. Granted, that’s not representative of the browser distribution of the internet as a whole, but it is representative of the fact that I have smart friends.

Comment by Brett on 2005-12-13 17:19:44 +0000

Aw shucks.

I copied Will (until I figure out something better).