favicons from pictures

I never meant to keep the favicon of the little cabin that’s been on my site for so long now, but I’m not very skilled in graphical manipulation, and I never got around to making one of my own, until now. I found a site that has solved all of my favicon-making problems. The site lets you convert any image into a favicon.ico file.

I made one of my face, but I didn’t like seeing my icon face all over the browser, kind of like when you hear your recorded voice and wonder if you really sound that weird. Or maybe that’s just me. Anyway, I’m trying out a little tachometer instead. I’ll give it some time to see if I like it or not.

I also changed the icon on my coin collecting web site from George Washington to a state quarter. I like it more than George, even though it’s kind of hard to tell what it is. I think it’s at least recognizable as a coin, thus conveying the gist of the site, and that’s all I’m after.

Another benefit of creating your own favicons is that you don’t have to worry about other sites using the same icon as you. Why, it makes your icon unique, like a freshly fallen snowflake. Speaking of which, I hear Salt Lake is supposed to get even more unique freshly fallen snowflakes this week. I hope that’s the last of the little buggers.


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  1. I look forward to seeing what you decide for your own site! I like the quarter. (Incidentally, I only just got a Michigan quarter this morning. Do you know when they were released? I’ve been looking for them since the start of the year!) I should create a better favicon than the one I’m using now, which is a copy of the {star} smiley I made for ODP forums.

    Comment by Meredith on March 12, 2004 @ 7:58 am
  2. The Michigan quarter was first minted on January 5, 2004.

    Comment by dan on March 12, 2004 @ 9:18 am
  3. Up until today, weather.com was saying we’d probably get snow tomorrow. Now it says only 20% chance of precipitation and a low of 31, so I think we may just avoid those flakes. Woohoo!

    Comment by Levi on March 12, 2004 @ 10:31 am
  4. Bring on the SNOW! I wish it would snow longer. Ski season should be year round.

    Comment by carlene on March 12, 2004 @ 1:52 pm
  5. Actually, I can pretty much guarantee that we won’t be getting snow tomorrow. That’s because I’m not going fishing. If I were going fishing then there would be a blizzard.

    Comment by jason on March 12, 2004 @ 5:02 pm
  6. Favicon Frenzy
    I have three that are actual pictures of my face, and I’ll have to see if I want to use any of them on my site.

    Trackback by Amanita.net on March 12, 2004 @ 7:07 pm
  7. Carly, you are a freak. ;)

    Bring on the spring weather!

    Comment by Levi on March 12, 2004 @ 8:54 pm
  8. I’d like to mention that the buttercups are blooming right now in Georgia. They’re gorgeous. The high was 65 yesterday. I planted shrubs and flowers this last weekend. And I’m going to mow my lawn tonight (if it doesn’t rain, which it looks like it might) after I go shopping for shorts and sandals. Just thought you guys might like to know. ;)

    Dan, do you use a favicon for this site? My browser doesn’t show one in the address bar.

    Comment by Jan on March 15, 2004 @ 5:35 am
  9. Why yes I do. What browser are you using?

    Comment by dan on March 15, 2004 @ 9:08 am
  10. MSIE 6.0.

    Comment by Jan on March 16, 2004 @ 5:40 am

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