Does anyone know a good explanation or tutorial on how to implement an image that is displayed in the address bar of a browser (like the current page!)?
I believe you need a file at the root of your site called favicon.gif, IE will look for it without prompting.
Are you referring to the .ico file that appears to the left of http:\\...? That's a favicon.
This site has an online favicon generator: http://www.chami.com/html-kit/services/favicon/
Note that when testing this, you can get incorrect results with IE, as it's known not to clear the favicon from cache even if you do that manually. It's better to fine tune in mozilla first, then in IE just to see if it works.
Thanks for the help - I've got it working in Netscape/Mozilla/et al. but I'm still trying to get IE 6 to recognise it but its not playing ball. Grrr!
Don't waste your time. At least IE 5 & 6 don't work correctly with the favicon. It will display it for a while and then eventually lose track of it and stop displaying it. I've yet to find a favicon at a website, including my own, that IE will display more than a few days before reverting back to the generic icon.
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