Favicon

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  1. MichaelSullivan

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    What application do you usually use in creating favicons?
     
  2. Propaganda

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    do a google search for

    favicon generator

    The best one's are at the top.
     
  3. GekiDan

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    You can create one using GIMP or Photoshop. You can start up with any size you are comfortable with and just resize it after.
    There's also one site I used before: http://www.favicon.cc/
    You can also upload an image and it will be automatically converted or resized to the default favicon size.
     
  4. 50Cent

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    Or you can sent me a PM regarding the favicon details.. maybe i can help you design one if you don't like those on the generators. :)
     
  5. Mikey

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    I design it in full, then go to a favicon generator to make it the correct sizes.
     
  6. MichaelSullivan

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    Thank you for all your replies. I will try the steps and links first and then, 50Cent, if I didn't get it right, I'll PM you. :)
     
  7. Kay

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    I use the Dynamic Drive one which I've found to be the easiest of the lot, both to create it and to follow the instructions for adding to your site.

    http://tools.dynamicdrive.com/favicon/
     
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    Sure, will be waiting for you. :D
     
  9. MichaelSullivan

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    Hi 50Cent, i'm still trying to figure out everything. Looks like, I'll finish it though. Thank you again. :)
     
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    There's a short way without any installation or conversion :
    - Create image with Paint / Photoshop ... square size (300x300 / 1000x1000) Then you can work better on a 1000x1000 than a 50x50 size ;)
    - Resize to 16x16px (Paint have this option)
    - Save in Bitmap (.bmp) in ex. myicon.bmp
    - Copy / Paste the file > myicon copy.bmp
    - Rename file (make sure you have set your computer to allow change file extensions if not, go to the folders options you will find it)
    > File name and extension : myicon.ico

    Produce favicons is just a .bmp to .ico extension change (and 16 x 16 format), no need to install special software.
     
  11. DavidL

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    I generally design my favicons, using Adobe Fireworks.

    Favicons can be almost any recognized web graphic extension; I keep mine as .png's.
     
  12. GekiDan

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    ICO and PNG are the most widely used file format for favicons.
    But according to my research, both have disadvantages.

    Google Chrome supports Favicons in ICO file format only in 16x16 icons and doesn't support file icons in 32x32. The rest, it's compatible.
    PNG on the other hand is not compatible on Internet Explorer.

    From these, I can say that it's best to use an ICO favicon in 16x16 pixels.:thumbsup:
     

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