I added a favicon, also known as a page icon to my blog! So, you should see a little image like this     up in the box that has the url to this page — if you’ve had this page up for a while you may need to refresh it or close your browser window. Also, if you add a bookmark you should see the image in there too! Oh and in case you’re wondering, I used the GNU Image Manipulation Program — aka The Gimp — to make the icon.

Let me know if you see it! If you don’t see it, let me know that too — and what browser you’re using.

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5 thoughts on “Just call me geek girl!”

  1. Hello Geek Girl, beware … you’re slowly morphing into Jason!! Is there an easy way to add “favicons” using plain HTML tags? BTW, Firefox shows your favicon, but my IE (version 6.0) does not.

  2. Hi Janani,

    Well, I did use plain html tags — just added them to the php file that generates the head element. :-) Here’s what I’ve been able to figure out that you need to add:

    <link rel="icon" href="http://example.com/favicon.ico" />
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://example.com/favicon.ico" />

    Wonder why it’s not working on IE? I tried it out on ours, which is also 6.0*!

  3. Note to IE users — was just reading where you may have to empty your cache in order to get this to work. Go to Tools ->Internet Options and then in the middle grouping it will say Temporary Internet files — click on the Delete Files button.

  4. Okay I just verified this at work — brought up IE and it didn’t show the favicon so I deleted the temporary files, then exited IE and restarted it and now it works. Mystery solved!

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