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What Classic-Castle needs is a favicon.

Postby Jojo » Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:54 pm

Hello!

[Same as subject line]
I have a favourites bar in my browser that shows an icon for every favourite. Except for Classic-Castle, which is how I immediately find CC: By looking for the blank/iconless favourite. ;-)
However, it would be nice if CC had an icon as well. The blue rimmed red and white shield would be the obvious solution.

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Re: What Classic-Castle needs is a favicon.

Postby Bruce N H » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:06 pm

Hey Jojo,

sounds like a good idea. How do we code this? I'd like to do this with my blogs as well.

Btw, check out the CCC. I'm expecting a 'religious life' entry from you.

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Re: What Classic-Castle needs is a favicon.

Postby Ye Olde Republic » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:07 pm

I'd never really noticed it before but now that you've brought it up, I see that the only two in my favs are C-C and sister site ForbiddenCove. I'll bring it up there as well, thanks Jojo!
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Re: What Classic-Castle needs is a favicon.

Postby Jojo » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:38 pm

Hello!

Bruce N H wrote:sounds like a good idea. How do we code this?
Since I'm not any good at coding myself, I let Wikipedia do the explanation:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Favicon

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Re: What Classic-Castle needs is a favicon.

Postby RichardAM » Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:52 pm

When I was making my own one, the hardest bit was finding out how. There's specialist websites out there however that transform your image from a jpeg or gif into a .ico. From there it'll just be a case of inserting the script into your HTML.
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Re: What Classic-Castle needs is a favicon.

Postby Athos » Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:32 pm

Yes, we do need one of those. I like the idea of the shield.

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Re: What Classic-Castle needs is a favicon.

Postby architect » Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:36 pm

Jojo,

This is a good idea. We will work on implementing it for Classic-Castle.

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Re: What Classic-Castle needs is a favicon.

Postby wobnam » Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:47 pm

Use something like Online Image Converter to make your gif/png/bmp file into an ico file. It should be 16x16 or 32x32 pixels.

Name the file favicon.ico and upload it to the root web folder. It should now be accessible at http://www.classic-castle.com/favicon.ico.

Add the following somewhere between <head> and </head> in the source code:

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<link rel="icon" type="image/vnd.microsoft.icon" href="/favicon.ico" />
<link rel="SHORTCUT ICON" href="/favicon.ico" />
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Re: What Classic-Castle needs is a favicon.

Postby Elephant Knight » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:04 pm

Tis about time that we finally gotten this. I was always wondering why CC never had one. but now it seems we will soon. And don't forget to give one to the Cove, too.

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Re: What Classic-Castle needs is a favicon.

Postby rogue27 » Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:30 pm

Great idea. Here's one if you want to use it for the site:

http://webpages.charter.net/rcarello/lego/favicon.ico
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Re: What Classic-Castle needs is a favicon.

Postby architect » Thu Nov 12, 2009 3:01 am

Hi everyone,

I added our new favicon tonight. Thanks again for the good suggestion.

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Re: What Classic-Castle needs is a favicon.

Postby jdarlack » Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:35 pm

Very nice touch. Noticed it this morning!
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Re: What Classic-Castle needs is a favicon.

Postby RichardAM » Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:13 pm

CC, consider yourself added to the Bookmarks Bar. :wink:
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Re: What Classic-Castle needs is a favicon.

Postby Jojo » Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:18 pm

Hello!

Cool, thank you!

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Re: What Classic-Castle needs is a favicon.

Postby wunztwice » Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:59 pm

Hey cool! I just noticed the new favicon, and came over to check it out. Well done C-C, well done!

I'll take this opportunity to also thank the C-C 'staff'. We are all indebted to you and the time you spend building and maintaining the site.
Thank you again, for a home on the interwebs!!!
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