Favicons are the little icons that appear in the "Location" text
box that contains the URL of the site you are visiting. If you
have the correct browser and version, you can see a spider icon
in the location box of this web page. Look up on this page, see
the little spider by my URL? That's one. Favicons will also appear
by the names in your browsers Favorites or Bookmarks menu, hence
the name, "favicon", or favorites icon.
you've seen them around and you thought to yourself, "Gee
what a puss
looking icon... how the heck did it get there?". Then most
likely you thought to yourself, "My butt itches again".
Then your mind wandered
sex, then to food then to sex again, then food, then sex and
finally while munching a sandwich and fantasizing about Kristin
can of whip
cream your busy little brain once again came around full circle
and you thought to yourself, "How do I do that?" or "I
bet I could
do a better icon" or "I bet I can get chicks if I had
one of those thingys" or "What's
with my itchy butt? Do I have a zit or a fungus or what going
on down there?".
This tutorial will only address that first question, "How
do I do that". You are left on your own to figure out the
rest of your life. I can only do so much. OK OK OK damn it, maybe
you should smear some Desenex on your butt. The rest of the advice
you need is out of the scope of this tutorial... wait a sec... Criminy...
itchy butts are IN the scope of this tutorial? You people
always do this to me! Gadzooks I hate you all!!
Give me a minute... OK... This tutorial will take you through
the process of creating your own favicon that will personally reflect
your web site. From drawing the art to creating the icon to embedding
it on your web page, we will walk through it all.