What is a favicon? On this site, it's that little black image next to the url. It dosen't really do
anything (some functionality depending on your browser) but it does give your comic a slightly more independent look. The CG favicon is displayed by default, but you can have your own if you prefer.Step 1:
Get the image.
This used to be a bit harder, but is now quite easy. Get / Make the image you want to use. Simple is best - remember, it'll be shrunk down to 16x16 pixels, so have as few colours as possible and no fine detail. A logo or basic symbol will work best. And this is important - make sure it's square! Best if it's divisible by 16, but not essential (if you don't know what that means, just make sure that your image is the same height and width).Step 2:
Convert to Favicon.
This can be done with plug-ins for various image editing programs (such as Photoshop). If you want to do it this way, just search for "making a favicon".
If you prefer to do it the easy way, go to a service that is very cryptically called Favicon from pics
which will ... uh ... make a favicon from a pic. Just upload, press "Generate Favicon" and it'll do the rest. It'll give you a zip file with instructions - very easy to follow.Step 3:
Upload your favicon.
Once you have it on your computer, upload the favicon to your CG account. Best place is probably the images folder in order to make things easy. Step 4:
Update your template(s) and other pages.
On each page that you want the favicon to appear on, you need to add a bit of code. You should put it on your indextemplate, dailytemplate and any files that you have in the workspace/webpages folder. Simply add something like:
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<link REL="SHORTCUT ICON" HREF="/images/favicon.ico">
In the Head section of your code. Note that the file should be called favicon.ico in order to work. I'm not sure if you can change the name or not, feel free to experiment.