Solved

Icons in Location bar of IE5

Posted on 2000-03-06
5
207 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-09
If you visit http://www.infospace.com/ using IE5, you will see a little red Icon in the left corner of the location bar (where the URL is displayed).  How do they do that?
0
Comment
Question by:knightEknight
  • 3
5 Comments
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:jbirk
ID: 2590298
I don't see it?  Sounds cool...  How did I get it to appear?
-Josh
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:drom
ID: 2590660
IE5+ asks for favicon.ico in the url-path with a page added to Favorites.

Just create or get an icon 16x16 pixels with 16 colors paletter, call it favicon.ico and place in directory of your page.

Regards, Drom
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:drom
ID: 2590685
drom changed the proposed answer to a comment
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
drom earned 50 total points
ID: 2590817
excuse me, knightEknight, I've rushed into answering too fast ;)

there is one more way to add icon to page in IE5 besides favicon.ico in the page dir - place link tag in your page:
<LINK REL="SHORTCUT ICON" href="/url/favicon.ico">

both work in Address bar and Favorites menu with 16x16 icons (16 colors requirement seems to be out of date)

now that's it ;)

see MS's article at
http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/Author/dhtml/howto/ShortcutIcon.asp
or
http://wdvl.internet.com/Authoring/Design/Images/Favicon/icon.html
0
 
LVL 33

Author Comment

by:knightEknight
ID: 2591467
Thanks!  I didn't know it had to do with the favorites -- that's why it shows up on my friend's PC and not on mine.  Also, for others that read this question, after you add the site to your favorites list, you may have to re-open it in another browser to see the icon.  From then on it will be there!
0

Featured Post

Highfive Gives IT Their Time Back

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

SASS allows you to treat your CSS code in a more OOP way. Let's have a look on how you can structure your code in order for it to be easily maintained and reused.
Building a website can seem like a daunting task to the uninitiated but it really only requires knowledge of two basic languages: HTML and CSS.
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to style elements, such a divs, with a "drop shadow" effect using the CSS box-shadow property Start with a normal styled element, such as a div.: In the element's style, type the box shadow property: "box-shad…
The viewer will learn the basics of jQuery, including how to invoke it on a web page. Reference your jQuery libraries: (CODE) Include your new external js/jQuery file: (CODE) Write your first lines of code to setup your site for jQuery.: (CODE)

708 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now