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Icons for subdirectories & new styles.
« on: May 12, 2009, 09:17:02 AM »
1. Is there a way to have different icons (favicon.ico) for different subdirectories that each contain an index page and other pages? I've seen the favicon change on the same domain but can't remeber where and don't know how to do it.

2. how does one create those firefox icons the are wider than normal? Some increase the size of the space to the left of the address bar.
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Re: Icons for subdirectories & new styles.
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2009, 10:54:11 AM »
Technically, no.  Each SITE has a single favicon.

Some browsers will assume the favicon is in the root directory of the site. Period.
Some browsers will allow you to point to a different favicon, and sometimes it is successful.
You can add a piece of code to your web pages but even with the code, many times the SITE favicon will show.
The REAL code for favicon to main directory is below:
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<link rel="icon" href="favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon">
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon">
<link REL="SHORTCUT ICON" HREF="http://www.yoursitehere.com/favicon.ico">

The MODIFIED code for favison is below:   (not recommended)
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<link rel="icon" href="favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon">
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon">
<link REL="SHORTCUT ICON" HREF="http://www.yoursitehere.com/yoursubdirectory/favicon.ico">


The firefox icons that are wider?   ???  Could you show me an example?
Are you referring to the GREEN area for SSL?
Firefox, by default has a large icon setting in Firefox.  You can adjust this.

I make ALL my favicons at 32x32 pixels.
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Re: Icons for subdirectories & new styles.
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2009, 01:30:04 PM »
Hi Sami,

I can't find the URL of the widened favicon area I visited. I searched my history, but no luck. I'm referring to the grayed area immediately to the left of the URL where the favicon appears in the navigation toolbar. I have set my icons to small for more main area space. The favicon area has a curved left edge and usually appears gray but sometimes blue with a favicon in it. This area was enlarged to about three or four times its normal width with a favicon that I think was animated.

I make my favicons 16x16, 32x32, 64x64, 128x128, and 256x256 and use microangelo to make sets so that software can choose the optimum size.

The widened area could have something to do with flash, but I am making a wild guess. If i come across it again, I will post here.
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Re: Icons for subdirectories & new styles.
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2009, 09:35:43 AM »
Hi Sami,

I got it right. The actual pages in the subdirectory must point to their own favicon in that subdirectory.
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Re: Icons for subdirectories & new styles.
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2009, 03:35:24 AM »
The firefox icons that are wider?   ???  Could you show me an example?


I found one:



Is that (the green area) you are talking about?
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Re: Icons for subdirectories & new styles.
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2009, 08:44:59 AM »
Tony,

I don't think that's what he means. Firefox 3 includes a green-colored bar at the top of the chrome that displays when accessing a site with an EV SSL Certificatet (secure https page).
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2009, 11:19:33 AM »
Tony is right. But on my FF the whole green area was an animated icon with not text. It was wider than normal but not as wide a Tony's. I would say about half the width.

 8) Cool design Tony!
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Re: Icons for subdirectories & new styles.
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2009, 01:15:25 PM »
I answered about that in my previous post....


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The firefox icons that are wider?   Huh?  Could you show me an example?
Are you referring to the GREEN area for SSL?
Firefox, by default has a large icon setting in Firefox. 

Certain sites that have a security certificate (https) SSL have that large green area (or red if the SSL is not valid) as part of Firefox default installation.
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