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Favicon for slinging.org
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.
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Reply #1 - Nov 24th, 2012 at 7:11am
 
This is same image in PNG format, so anyone may view it without unpacking.
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Reply #2 - Nov 24th, 2012 at 10:47am
 
me not chris Smiley

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 Thumbs Up
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Reply #3 - Nov 25th, 2012 at 1:29am
 
Great Smiley

Meantime I have created new variant.
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Reply #4 - Nov 25th, 2012 at 1:30am
 
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Reply #5 - 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 Smiley
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Reply #6 - 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 ^^
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Reply #7 - 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 Smiley

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).
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Reply #8 - 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

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Reply #9 - 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 Wink
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Reply #10 - 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.
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Reply #11 - 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 Smiley
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Reply #12 - 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 Smiley
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Reply #13 - 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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