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    Custom Bookmark Icons (IE 4 and above)

    Just messing around trying to find out about creating custom Favourite Icons. - <A target="_blank" HREF=http://builder.cnet.com/webbuilding/0-7690-8-4580011-1.html>This link </A>had some useful info.
    Though I don't think the ico is a special format - is it? I've always assumed it was a gif, just using the .ico extension.

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    Re: Custom Bookmark Icons (IE 4 and above)

    I've always used FavOrg

    AFAIK, proper Icons have multiple 'frames' to allow for multiple resolutions and numbers of colours.

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    Re: Custom Bookmark Icons (IE 4 and above)

    Sadly, the ICO format *is* a special format. You can use a bitmap (bmp) as an icon, but icons store additional information that the GIF format doesn't support. So Leif is correct, it stores different sizes and color depths.

    I'm a fan personally of <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.favicon.com/>FavIcon.com</A> for their simple explanations and free online tool. Now, if I really wanted my icon to look nice I'd have to cough up their $75 fee and have someone else design it. <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Custom Bookmark Icons (IE 4 and above)

    Favicon! - that's the one - I just couldn't for the life of me remember the name.
    And that's where I got IconForge . . .

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    Re: Custom Bookmark Icons (IE 4 and above)

    Thanks for the clarification!
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