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Hi! I've made a favicon.ico for my site. Could you check, wether it's ok or not? It doesn't show up, I've included it with

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

I've also included a gif image with it for a quick check.

And if it doesn't work: How the heck do I make such a Icon? Is there any decent free ware program (kde or xp) around, which is easy to understand (commandline or gui doesn't matter)?

Thanks // René!

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Hi rck,
It would be easier to check with a link to your site.

There are free icon builders in linux, I'm not sure about windows.


Hope that helps

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Tony wrote:
It would be easier to check with a link to your site.

Hi Tony, thanks for your quick reply.

My new template isn't really online yet. You could register at http://www.kiesler.at/ and choose the "Polar" theme.

i've hacked a quick html page on
http://www.kiesler.at/static/playground/favicon/

Tony wrote:
There are free icon builders in linux, I'm not sure about windows.

linux is ok to me -- could you name one?

thank you!

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Hi rck,
Sorry I can't give you a name without rebooting but try IconMaker.

I'm sure if you do a search on google for favicon you will come up with something.

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Tony wrote:
I'm sure if you do a search on google for favicon you will come up with something.

You're absolutly right, I found http://favicon.de/, which has much more information on this topic than I ever expected Smile

I've been looking for "internet explorer icon" and such, thus wasn't very successful with google.

thanks // René!

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ok, got it. the site is real cool. my server doesn't transmit the mime type of the icon, that's the problem. my sys admin will fix that soon, I guess Wink // René!