Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Creating a favicon

For Stew and all the other bloggers out there...

Favicon: also known as a website icon, or shortcut icon; it is an icon associated with a particular website or webpage.

Example below: click to make larger!



Step 1: find an image

Step 2: create an Favicon.ico image
-Use this site to create it: IconJ
a. upload image, then click the "Upload it!" button.

Step 3: You can either download it or it have them host the picture.
Just to make things simple...have them host the image...copy the code under the "Host It at IconJ.com: (Direct Link) section"


Step 4. Here's where it gets just a little tricky. You will need to edit your Blogger template. I got a little nervous doing this the first time I did it and you should always back up (SAVE IT!!!) your template before you change it!

Ok...so go to your blog and click on "Layout" in the Dashboard. Then click the "Edit HTML" tab.

Now you will need to search for the word “title” , this should be inside the header tags. You should find something that looks like this:


Just after that line, paste the text you copied from Icon J's in Step 3. After you have pasted it, click "Save Template" then refresh your blog and KA-BOOM!!! you should see a little icon next to your web address!

If you are having problems, leave a comment and tell me...

If you get it to work let me know as well...

Live Long and Prosper,

Kid a.

6 comments:

Stew said...

Thank you thank you thank you....i have been meaning to ask you that for the longest. i will let you know if i get it to work....

BTW, where is yours?

Stew said...

Worked like a charm....

kid.a said...

you can't see my icon? i can see it...it should be a pair of glasses...

i checked your page out it looks good. i'm glad it worked!

karrie b. said...

yea i was wondering how you did this...i thought u copy and pasted some html code.

cool stuff.

nikster promised me a new banner but she's having so much fun in florence it seems lol.

-KB

kid.a said...

did you get it working kb?!? your blog is already official...you could write a post w/ one word in it like "Donuts" and 30 ppl will comment on it...

how does it feel to be famous?!?

karrie b. said...

lol naw, i dont wanna bite your blog...

famous tho?

-KB