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A favicon is a small, square image that appears on the browser's tab (if the browser supports [[wikipedia:Tabbed_document_interface|tabbed browsing]]) and on the left side of the site URL in the address bar.
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A [[wikipedia:Favicon|favicon]] is a small, square image that appears on the browser's tab (if the browser supports [[wikipedia:Tabbed_document_interface|tabbed browsing]]) and on the left side of the site URL in the address bar. A favicon's size in the file is 16x16 pixels but they can also be packed in a multi sized image supported by .ico file, e.g. a 16x16 and a 32x32 pixel image in one file. The sizes used by a browser vary, but the rendered size is always scaled to 16x16, even if a 32x32 image size is provided.
  
[Image:Favicon.png]The default icon is the Joomla! logo, but you may change it to suit your site.
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The default icon is the Joomla! logo, but you may change it to suit your site.
  
By default, the Joomla! favico can be found in the /images directory.  Some templates, however, will contain code that redirect the browser to /templates/template_name/icon.  To determine where your new favico should be, examine /templates/index.php and look for code that resembles: <nowiki><link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://yoursite.com/templates/your_template/icon/favicon.ico" ></nowiki>
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<noinclude>[[Image:Favicon.png|400px]]
  
1. create a 16x16 pixel image.
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==See also==
You may use graphic software, or an online tool such as:
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* [[Changing the site favicon]]
http://antifavicon.com/
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[[Category:Landing Pages]][[Category:Glossary]]</noinclude>
 
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2. convert to ico format
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* http://converticon.com/
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3. copy it to the path outlined above.
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Latest revision as of 09:58, 24 June 2013

A favicon is a small, square image that appears on the browser's tab (if the browser supports tabbed browsing) and on the left side of the site URL in the address bar. A favicon's size in the file is 16x16 pixels but they can also be packed in a multi sized image supported by .ico file, e.g. a 16x16 and a 32x32 pixel image in one file. The sizes used by a browser vary, but the rendered size is always scaled to 16x16, even if a 32x32 image size is provided.

The default icon is the Joomla! logo, but you may change it to suit your site.

Favicon.png

See also