EXPLORER BOOKMARK ICONS
On your list of "Favorites" in Explorer 5.0 and above you will notice a small icon near each bookmarked link. This tutorial tells you how to create a custom icon for your web site that will appear on visitors' Favorites list when they bookmark your site.
- STEP 1: Create a 16 by 16 pixel image in your favorite graphics program. Save it as a BMP or TIF file.
- STEP 2: Download "Icon Forge" from www.favicon.com and import your icon image into this program so you can save it in icon format. You should name this file "favicon.ico".
- STEP 3: Place the "favicon.ico" file into the main directory of your web site. (It should be in the same directory as the html of your opening page.)
NOTE: Favicon.com also has a free on-line program you can use to create your icon. The downloadable Icon Forge program is shareware so you can use it for free for a few times then you must pay a small fee to continue to use it. I recommend using a separate graphics program to create your icon then importing it into Icon Forge to convert it to icon format since this gives you the greatest control.
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