November 26, 1999 - Shortcut Icons
November 26, 1999|
Tips: November 1999
Yehuda Shiran, Ph.D.
The required size of a shortcut icon is 16x16 pixels. To create the icon, use an icon editor, such as the one included in Microsoft Visual Studio or one of the many other icon editors available. The best way to associate an icon with your Web pages is to save it as favicon.ico in your domain's root directory (e.g., www.webreference.com/favicon.ico). Each time your Web page is added to a user's favorites, Internet Explorer automatically searches for this file and places the icon next to all the bookmarks originating from your site.
It is also possible to associate an icon with a specific page. Just put the following code in the
HEAD portion of the document:
<LINK REL="SHORTCUT ICON" HREF="http://www.mydomain.com/myicon.ico">
For more information about the shortcut icon, check out Favicon.com, a Web site dedicated to this feature.