My Services – Favicon Generator

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007 | In My Web Services |

LimCorp launches its free service – Favicon Generator. Favicon is one of the services, that provided by LimCorp, many other free services will be continuously announced shortly in the near future.

Basically, what does favicon generator provided? Favicon service allows user to upload any photo in .jpg, .gif, .png and .bmp format to generate small icon in 16×16 pixels or 32×32 pixels with extension of .ico. Mostly, .ico format of icon best for your logo show on the left of the address bar for any web-browser. For Example, my favicon is shown on the address bar at the top there before the URL MyFaviconIcon with 16×16 pixels.

My Service - Favicon Generator
First service – Favicon Generator.

From my research, i found that, the favicon generator script is cost USD30, USD40. So i not buy the script but i used to research and refer many websites that provide this kind of service, then i used to find the free open source, Xajax-extension and refer several websites to come out this Favicon service.

This script use Ajax for generating .ico icon in background process and use the xjax-extension js file to send the output to be displayed on the screen, it is well tested in both IE 7 and FireFox browsers, not running at opera browser. This script requires server to has PHP4+, MySQL, GD library, ico/bmp extended library to make the process run smoothly, whereas user does not necessary to have PHP4, GD library and so on to generate the .ico icon. It might takes time to generate the .ico icon, if there are many users using this service at the same time, also because my website is hosted at quite cheap server, so it loading performance does not really fast enough. Thank you for your understanding.

How to setup the Favicon? Mostly, we generate the .ico icon and name it as favicon.ico and upload to the server at the root directory, then include the following script at the webpages that you want to see the icon show at the most left of the browsers’ address bar.

<link rel=”icon” type=”image/x-icon” href=”favicon.ico” />
<link rel=”shortcut icon” type=”image/x-icon” href=”favicon.ico” />

Use one of above script at your webpages, put it after <head> and before </head>. After that, access to your website/ webpages, you should see the icon logo appear before the url at the web browser address bar there. It is recommended to put your favicon.ico at the root/ first level of the directory at the server, because some browser might not able to detect your favicon.ico if it is uploaded at many sub-folders deep.


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