Wednesday, May 25, 2011

My Best Way to Place favicon.ico for All Browsers Type

Favorite Icon (favicon.ico) can help boost the professional look of your website.

But somehow different browsers support it differently. Here are the codes I use for maximum compatibility:

<link rel="icon" href="/favicon48.ico" type="image/ico"> <!-- for Mozilla based browsers -->
<meta name="msapplication-task" content="name=YOUR_ICON_NAME;action-uri=./favicon32.ico"> <!-- for IE9 -->
<link rel="SHORTCUT ICON" href="./favicon32.ico" type="image/x-icon"> <!-- for IE8 -->

Besides you also need to place a 16x16 small icon named favicon.ico in the root path of your server to be compatible with IE5/6.

Size? I would say make each of those sizes: 16x16, 24x24, 32x32, 48x48, ... just in case future IEs can use them.

What software to make them? I use Photoshop with plugin to export .ico file.

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