If you are one of the unfortunate
people to use Internet Explorer
, there is an interesting
thing that you can do to any web page
you create that allows you to put an icon
of your choosing in a users favorites list after they have bookmarked your site.
The icon you choose is visible in more than just the Favorites Menu. It can be seen:
The favorites directory in your web browser
The directory off Windows(tm) Start Button
In the location bar.
On the desktop
On the taskbar
On the Links bar
After you have created an appropriate icon with the name 'favicon.ico', you need to place the favicon.ico file to the same directory as your html file(s). If you can not put them in the same directory as your page(s) (ie index.html), use the TAG method, explained below. For example, here is the icon you get for bookmarking http://www.yahoo.com/index.html:
The icon must be specially formatted to be used in this fashion, and you can have this done for freeonline at http://www.favicon.com/.
If you are unable to put the ICO file into the same directory as your pages, this HTML can be placed in your header:
<LINK REL="SHORTCUT ICON" HREF="http://www.mydomain.com/myicon.ico">