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April 21, 2006

Bloglines and FavIcon

I’m slowly taking over the world. Very slowly. Not long ago I started using FavIcons for my site (that little icon that shows up on the address bar or next to the bookmark (sorry, IE does not support this properly) Well, I also started using Bloglines to keep up on all my favorite blogs. It’s like an inbox for updated blog posts (Feed Reader).

One of the features I notice was that some sites showed a favicon thing next to their name in Bloglines while mine did not. “That’s strage” I thought. What are they doing differently? So I searched high and low and finally found the answer to my question.

Following the advice found at “Kaufman’s Lab”, I contacted Bloglines directly.

“I use a favicon on my site. It shows up in my browser but it does not show up in My Feeds. Is there special formating that is required? Does it only work if its in the root of the directory?”

Thank you for contacting us. Please refer to the discussion thread below for our response. If you need further assistance with this issue, please reply to this message describing the issue in more detail.

Thank you for allowing us to be of service to you.

We have updated your feed; you should now be able to view your favicon through Bloglines. Let us know if you need any further assistance.

Easy as that. If you want to use a FavIcon visit favicongenerator.com and get one made for free in 5 easy steps:

Step 1. Locate the image that you would like to use as your Favicon and make sure that the dimensions are perfectly square (ie. 100 Pixels x 100 Pixels).
Step 2. Browse to the file’s location on your computer and select the image.
Step 3. Press the Generate Favicon! button.
Step 4. Click “Click Here to Download Your Favicon!” above. After downloading, simply upload favicon.ico to your root directory.
Step 5. Copy and paste the following code to the section of your webpages:

<link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" >

That’s all there is to it, enjoy your favicon!

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4 comments

  • At 4:26 pm on May 1, 2006, tommy commented:

    I used this, thanks.

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  • At 12:46 pm on August 17, 2006, http://crabapple.cc trackbacked:

    Bloglines and Favicon…

    One of the features I notice was that some sites showed a favicon thing next to their name in Bloglines while mine did not. “That’s strage” I thought. What are they doing differently? So I searched high and low and finally found the answer to my …

  • At 9:38 am on August 21, 2006, Jo’s Journal » Blog Archive » Bloglines and favicons pingbacked:

    […] A quick bit of googling and I found the answer. It seems you need to email them with your URL and blog feed(s) and then your favicon suddenly displays* when your blog’s updated. […]

  • At 3:27 am on August 26, 2006, Milan commented:

    I have also made use of this information. Thank you.

    [Reply]

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