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Using Favicon ICO in web designing

Favicons are the latest wave in the website designing industry and a lot of website owners wonder if they really need to include these little logo like pictorial depictions on their site; so here is some information on why you have to incorporate Favicon ICO.

There are eye catching concepts being introduced in the web designing industry very often; the latest addition to this direction is the use of favicons. These tiny graphics add a touch of personalization and visual appeal to a website. If you haven't already incorporated favicons on in your web designing; here are some tips on how you can use these pictorial depictions on your site without too much hassle

To commence the procedure you will need to obtain favicon graphics and create a fresh favicon icon file. There are several internet ventures that sell favicon graphics in a variety of image formats You will also need to get icon creator software such as the Icon suite. Start by experimenting with a site that is not very important and does not receive too much traffic so that you can master the use of favicons. You will also need to give your site an upgrade from HTML to CSS.

After completing the above step open the icon file of the favicon that you choose to use, there are many free editors and even programs that can be purchased for a tiny fee over the internet; these can be used to shrink pictures, create custom fonts, tests and a lot more.

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Regardless of the icon editor that you choose, you will notice a function menu that can be clicked on to pick the different options of favicons that meet your taste. If have not used an icon editor before, start with one letter and take it from there. The editing software will let you pick the correct font type and then you can drop the letter in the center of the icon field. You will need to ensure that the file is saved in a folder that is easy to spot. Also, it is recommended that you open a favicon file so that you can include the numerous favicon ico files into it.

With the favicon in hand, log on to your site through the administrator panel that comes with the hosting package. If you have access to C-panel, things will be simple, you can use the C-panel to upload fresh web pages with a few clicks of your mouse button using FTP. If you have the facility to use FTP, you can easily view the content available on the hard drive of your system as well as the files stored on the servers of the hosting provider. You will need to add a copy of the information into the root directory. You can use FTP to upload favicon files into the directory.

Finally copy and paste the file with the favicon in it onto each page of the website where you would like to the favicon to be. Needless to say, you can include your favicon on every page of the site but you will need to include a a line of script for the favicon on every web page. Once you have done this, you will have to store the webpage on your site and on your computer.

And this is all there is to adding website icons to your project!

Do not underestimate the potency of these miniature pictorial depictions because they can prove very useful in marketing a brand name for your online business which will help to pull more customers to your website.Read more...Collapse )

iPhone or Android: the Battle

Android or iPhone? The discussion continues. When the iPhone first hit the market, there was really no competition. Apple was playing in a class of its own. Early Android devices were mediocre: sluggish UI, lags here and there, and the overall "assemble-it-yourself" approach just didn't with consumers.

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Today, the market has changed. With newest iPhone being a great device and a luxurious platform, the latest Androids leave little to be desired. Today's Androids have responsive UI, offer most of the same apps in the Google Play store, and went away with the do-it-yourself, LEGO type approach. Today, choosing one phone over another is more of a personal preference. Let's try to find out what's good about going the Apple route, and what advantages the Android way can bring.

Full article: Apple iPhone vs. Android: the Epic BattleRead more...Collapse )



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