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Message started by monoid on Nov 24th, 2012 at 7:08am

Title: Favicon for slinging.org
Post by monoid on Nov 24th, 2012 at 7:08am
slinging.org lacks favicon, and as I tend to open lot of tabs in browser, sometimes it is hard to find slinging.org tabs.

I've made a simple favicon based on site logo at top.  Chris should just put it to root of the site, so that it will be available at http://slinging.org/favicon.ico

The file is packed into zip as forum settings do not allow to attach ICO files directly.

Disclaimer: my art skills are very limited, so if someone make better icon, I will be absolutely happy.
http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=favicon.zip (0 KB | )

Title: Re: Favicon for slinging.org
Post by monoid on Nov 24th, 2012 at 7:11am
This is same image in PNG format, so anyone may view it without unpacking.
logo-complete.png (0 KB | )

Title: Re: Favicon for slinging.org
Post by curious_aardvark on Nov 24th, 2012 at 10:47am
me not chris :-)

And, yup I can see what you mean. Smoked-meat has a little flame, dogpile has a dogs paw and we've got an empty sqaure.

Had not occured to me before - I'll see what i can do :thumb:  

Title: Re: Favicon for slinging.org
Post by monoid on Nov 25th, 2012 at 1:29am
Great :)

Meantime I have created new variant.
http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=favicon_001.zip (0 KB | )

Title: Re: Favicon for slinging.org
Post by monoid on Nov 25th, 2012 at 1:30am
Preview:
logo-complete3.png (0 KB | )

Title: Re: Favicon for slinging.org
Post by curious_aardvark on Nov 25th, 2012 at 7:01am
can you make it an animated icon ?

the smoked meat forum has a little animated ball of flame. That looks pretty good.
Just two frames that i can see. So the slinging one could be the one above and then another just as the missile has been released from the sling - that'd make a decent 2 frame animation.

Think icons are a 16x16 grid. have to look into it :-)

Title: Re: Favicon for slinging.org
Post by Caldou on Nov 25th, 2012 at 7:09am
If I'm not mistaken, they can be made of any square picture, the limit is "will it be seeable when downsized ?"

So if you know how to make animated GIF, you can work in bigger format if it's easier for you ^^

Title: Re: Favicon for slinging.org
Post by monoid on Nov 25th, 2012 at 8:14am

Curious Aardvark wrote on Nov 25th, 2012 at 7:01am:
can you make it an animated icon ?

the smoked meat forum has a little animated ball of flame. That looks pretty good.
Just two frames that i can see. So the slinging one could be the one above and then another just as the missile has been released from the sling - that'd make a decent 2 frame animation.

Think icons are a 16x16 grid. have to look into it :-)

I never tried doing animations and animated favicons.  And AFAIK, it requires inserting some HTML code into each page of the site, pointing to GIF animated image (ICO doesn't support animation, AFAIK).  If the site has some template engine (probably does), it should be rather simple.


Caldou wrote on Nov 25th, 2012 at 7:09am:
If I'm not mistaken, they can be made of any square picture, the limit is "will it be seeable when downsized ?"

Yes, but usually result is bad...  Anyway, I draw in Inkscape, free vector graphics editor, aligning figures to grid, and ask it to render image to 32x32 icon (or 16x16).

Title: Re: Favicon for slinging.org
Post by curious_aardvark on Nov 25th, 2012 at 12:35pm
okay in that case how about a sling with released stone. ?

Not a fan of static pictures of slings - could be almost anything.

I'll go see where I'm supposed to put it.
.ico files now enabled for attachment.

Right lets try something.


Nope that didn't work lol


http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=favicon.ico (4 KB | )

Title: Re: Favicon for slinging.org
Post by monoid on Nov 27th, 2012 at 4:55am
You should put it into a place where it is accessible as http://slinging.org/favicon.ico

Meantime I have invented new concept for favicon: "S" for Slinging ;)
logo-s-font_001.png (0 KB | )

Title: Re: Favicon for slinging.org
Post by curious_aardvark on Nov 28th, 2012 at 8:44am
lol looks like pregnant seahorse.

And yes I read the bumf - however on a modern website the url you see is not the url that actually applies to where the website/forum files are.

The file is fine it can be anywhere and linked to. Just need to work out which file the html line goes into. Not as easy as you might think.

Title: Re: Favicon for slinging.org
Post by monoid on Feb 27th, 2013 at 11:07am
OK, meantime I have created a userscript that sets slinging.org's favicon on browser side:
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/160503

You need Greasemonkey addon for Firefox to use it, and Chrome and Opera support userscripts out of box.  There is some addon for IE too...

I chose favicon at my discretion, sorry :)

Title: Re: Favicon for slinging.org
Post by curious_aardvark on Mar 24th, 2013 at 11:51am
I did upload one - didn't work.

Mind you I also added one to a new website I built - that didn't work either.

could be me :-)

Title: Re: Favicon for slinging.org
Post by monoid on Mar 24th, 2013 at 12:12pm
Now there is neither favicon at standard address nor HTML-defined favicon at slinging.org.  Could you, please, upload it again (to test site too) and give me a link?

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