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A place to learn why your web site needs an icon, and a place to pick one up if you need help customizing one for your site.

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Hi there. On this website, I'm Ozzie the Icon Guy (I also have other identities on other websites), and I want to explain to you about website icons, why you need one, and how to get one or even how to make your own. Sure, I'll try to sell you my services, but this stuff is too easy to do, and you don't really need me. If you don't spend money here, but feel grateful to me, there will eventually be a Donate Button to send me 5 bucks for a pint of Rocketman Red at the Playalinda Brewing Co. in my hometown of Titusville FL (bedroom community to the Kennedy Space Center).

First thing, look above this web page. On most modern browsers, you'll find a Tab containing 1) the Title of his web page (just the domain name in Human Readable form for the search engines to pick up), and 2) a small image or Icon that represents the website you're viewing. On this web site, my Icon represents a Palm Treo smartphone. I created the image myself in Microsoft Paint. It's the Icon for my website PHonePHriendly.Com and since smartphones are a major reason to have an Icon for a website (I'll explain more on this elsewhere) it seems appropriate to use here.

If your company has a logo Trademark, it seems obvious that it should be used as your. company's Icon. if your company's trademark is made up of words in a particular font, perhaps the Initials, would make a good Icon (look at what I did for SpaceFlightNow below, though their parent company in the UK hasn't gotten The Word yet).

For my own personal webspace, SpaceyIdeas.Com, I hand drew a logo lightbulb, scanned it into the computer, and using Paint, cut out 1/4 of it to use as the Icon. It shows enough of my trademark to recognize it if you've seen it on my page, but the full image does not shrink well enough to be recognized if made the size of an Icon by itself.

So look around, get ideas. follow links to icon sources (there's no disgrace in buying an appropriate icon from a commercial source, and it deals with the otherwise sticky copyright issues) and put a favicon.ico file into the main directory of your website. There it is. The Secret. The way to put an icon on your site. Simply name an image favicon.ico (it should be a bitmap formatted image) and place it in the directory where your website's index page resides. the web browsers themselves will do the rest.



Download the desired icon, and rename it "favicon.ico". Then upload it to your Home Page directory.
Call 321-Liftoff if you need assistance

If you (or your company) needs an Icon that will show up in the Tab your web page comes up in, or that will become the Screen Icon when your web page is saved to the Home Screen of someone's mobile phone, call 321-Liftoff and ask for "Ozzie the Icon Guy".


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http://COlaunch.Biz
The logo to COlaunch, a co-work space in Titusville FL, where PHone PHriendly hangs it's corporate hat.

Tunsten NDT Services
Tungsten NDT Services, provides NonDestructive Testing Services to the Aerospace Industry from the COlaunch co-workspace in Titusville FL.
StinaBee.Com is the home of the Webmaster for COlaunch.Biz. As a member of the COlaunch Team, I worked on her page logo, and created a FavIcon for them. We Co-Workers have to stick together, after all.
The logotype was brought into Paint, the Initial Caps were Copied and Pasted together into one image, then saved as a .bmp file, then renamed to the .ico *
This is the logo of Astonomy Now, the Parent Company of the above SpaceflightNow.Com. These guys haven't got a clue about favicon, and won't let SFN put a favicon into their Homne dirtectory either. AN can steal the an.ico I made for them (it's a gift - take it!), then allow SFN to place the 'sfn.ico' icon file in their Home Directory (another gift, because I really like them), and then I will make this embarrassing row in this table "go away".

used for MuseumsOfBrevard.Org
An image found by Googling "museum" and clicking the IMAGE tab.
An alternate Museum icon image found by Googling "museum" and clicking the IMAGE tab.

4 Corner Resources
4 Corner Resources. Alisse is a remarkably pushy broad, but she got her card in my hand at a social event for techies. Since her company didn't have a FavIcon, I played with her company's logo, and put this together for her. I'm not looking for a job, but if her recruiting company can find one for me (or at lease some consulting work at Brainstorming Sessions which I'm pretty good at), this may turn out OK after all.
Luminar Technology, an Orladno FL based outfit that I'm told has figured this out already, but hadn't had a chance to impliment it yet. I hope this will save them some work, and get me invited to lunch some time.
StoneFire Tiny House Art Village, An Art Instillation being built in Titusville FL, but capable of being transported where it's wanted. The logo is that of the old StoneFire Art Gallery that was at the corner of US-1 and Harrison St (site of a former tire store - perhaps you can figure out what brand of tire). Please note that the Icon is based on CYMK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, blacK), the ink colors known to any artist that ever worked with a lithographic printer to print art works.
Ashes to art is where local Titusville artist Maxine Trainer takes the ashes of your dear, departed pet, and creates wonderful, meaningful art as a rememberance of your little loved one.
Playalinda Brewing Company is a local Brew Pub in downtown Titusville FL. It's my local, and if you donate 5 bucks to thank me for providing my information to you, it's going to be poured into a 1 pint glass at The Hardware Store (within walking distance of my home). The Brix Project is 5 miles south on US-1.

By the way, their regular FavIcon is just a miniature of their logo. I think my version makes for a better Icon. I hope they accept it as a gift from a besotted fan.


O-Magic.US
For this Fan Site of the Orlando Magic basketball schedule, I would have used the FavIcon of the the Magic's website, but since they're actually on NBA.Com, they have the NBA FavIcon. So I'm using an image found by Googling "Orlando Magic" and clicking the IMAGE tab, then playing with it in Paint. I'm going to claim Fair Use on this obviously copyrighted trademark. Be sure to read my disclaimer on my "about" page.

O-City.Mobi
The Magic site is my hobby for the Soccer off-seaon. Orlando City Soccer Club is my primary Sports interest. An image found by Googling "Orlando City Soccer Club" and clicking the IMAGE tab, then playing in Paint. Have I mentioned yet that "Ozzie The Soccer Guy" was a Volunteer at World Cup USA 1994?

SpaceyIdeas.Com
The icon created from a home-brewed, hand drawn logo, then scanned into Paint, and cropped and saved as a .bmp and then renamed favicon.ico

SpaceLaunchInfo.Com

This rocket icon was purchased for $1 at IconFinder.Com, so I don't have to worry about a copyright suit. The receipt for "work for hire" is in my email folder if I ever need it.

ArtAndAlgorithms.Com
An image found on the website, then played with in Paint.

We also create ISMAPS, allowing a graphic to show multiple logos, but lets the user get the website of the individual company that logo represents when they click on it. Example Given

StoneFire Tiny House Art Village, A legacy Art Installation that's re-generating the Stone Fire Art Gallery volunteers of a few years ago. The Icon makes use of the CYMK (Cyan, Yellow, Magenta, and blacK) colors known to every artist that works with a lithographic printer.

PHonePHriendly.Com
PH2.Mobi
A Smartphone icon (home brew image of a Palm Treo) created in Paint from the git-go, then saved as a .BMP and then a .ICO

http://wmfe.org
http://ph2.mobi/icons/wmfe.ico
A public Radio icon created by an enthused fan. they have their own on their Home Page, but the streaming site where their Live Audio lives just comes up as a san-serif "W" when I "Save page to Home Screen" on my Android phone.

CheshireCatalyst.Com
Kitbashed from icons found in-house (on my personal hosting site) (meant to show a hacker and a computer), then played with it in Paint. This is one of those "other identities" of mine thst I referred to elsewhere.
TEAM
cingular
racing
CingularRacing.Com
An icon for Cingular Racing.Com, One of my NASCAR Fan Sites. I follow sponsors, not drivers. Here's The Story behind my NASCAR Sites (and how I got my interesting phone number).
TEAM
at&t
racing
An icon for ATT31.Com, another one of my NASCAR Fan Sites. AT&T took over Cingular, and the NASCAR Team.
I don't know why I offerred this outfit a freebie - I probably just felt sorry for them. But they used it, so now I've got a "track record" (and it's a circle track).
After Sprint took over the top level of NASCAR racing, the cellular compies I used were no longer sponsoring cars, and I had to find another sponser to follow, if only for one year. Ask.Com was NASCARS own Internet sponser, so I followed them for that year.

The Former http://DaddysRacers.Com
GoDaddy is my Registrar, and Hosting Server company, but I no longer have the time to folow the team and maintain the site.
Brevard County, Florida has a great logo, and not having a FavIcon seems ridiculous when it's so obvious what it should be. Please rename the images in the middle column "favicon.ico", and place it in the main directory of the website.

Space Frontier Operations
An Icon for Space Frontier Operations.
Ozzie is a Docent at the US Air Force Space & Missile Museum at Cape Canaveral Air force Station. I went to save the Museums home page on my mobile phone, and no Icon came up. Tsk, tsk. And they have such a good, rectangular logo to use, too.

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