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favicon displayed when bookmarking
by Reilly Burke, posted on 12:33 PM, December 3, 2007
My finished website displays a favicon.ico that's an image of a "W" when bookmarked. Am I able to change this to an icon of my own making?
    Re: favicon displayed when bookmarking
    by Morgan Burke, posted on 2:12 PM, December 3, 2007
    You are free to add a favicon to your custom templates, eg.

    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="[[favicon.ico]]">

    Using this notation, ExSite will search all the usual locations to find a file to satisfy "favicon.ico".

    Unfortunately, template-based files are not placed in the root directory, and some older browsers want the favicon to be in the root dir. To place the favicon file in the root directory, install it as a content object in the home page ("index.html"). This puts it outside the search path for other pages, so you should reference the favicon file using an explicit path, so that the CMS will not attempt to search for it:

    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico">

    At exsitewebware.com, we use templates that are shared between multiple websites, which runs somewhat contrary to the intent of favicons. For this reason, we do not have any favicons defined. If you are seeing favicons on a generic ExSite template, then something fishy is happening.
      Re: favicon
      by Reilly Burke, posted on 11:58 PM, December 20, 2007
      Morgan Burke wrote:
      You are free to add a favicon to your custom templates . . .

      Thanks for your help with this. I followed your hints, starting with the most basic, and simply did a "Bulk Upload" of a custom favicon.ico to the index.html page using the Advanced Control panel. Then exited out of the website and reloaded the website. No favicon yet. So I next shut down and restarted my browser and reloaded the website. There it was! The website icon now appeared beside every instance of the website in my "Bookmarks". So far, no need to place a "<link>" tag in the page.

      FWIW, I used NeoPaint to design the favicon.ico image (about 27x27 px) since NeoPaint will save it as the required ico file type.
        Re: favicon displayed when bookmarking
        by Morgan Burke, posted on 11:05 AM, January 10, 2008
        It's also worth remembering that favicons must be in Microsoft icon format to work with IE6. Other formats such as PNG work fine for other browsers.
          Re: favicon displayed when bookmarking
          by Morgan Burke, posted on 1:47 PM, January 18, 2008
          Just for the heck of it, I've added a favicon for this website, so you can view source for an example.
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