Friday, January 7, 2011

Favicon


You may have noticed ... okay, you probably didn't, so I'll point it out right now. Depending on which browser you are using, and whether you use multiple tabs, you may be pretty used to the little white "B" with the orange background. It's the little default icon for a blogspot blog.

Anyway, you probably haven't noticed, but I've recently customized mine. You might not be able to tell but that's a tiny Yoda up there, which is the same, albeit smaller, icon used for my comment avatar.

If you're interested in changing your own favicon, you can feel free to email me for assistance, but first read this tutorial, it's the one I used and it's pretty easy to follow.

Having a custom favicon is really a pretty trivial thing. It's not going to bring more traffic to your blog, it's not going to make an agent sign you, but it is fun, and it only takes a couple minutes to play with.

Anyway, I'm off to bang out another chapter in my re-write. Have a wonderful Friday, readers!

39 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

Oh yeah, I notice it now. It's cool. Good luck with your chapter. I'm off to the grocery store before work. Hoping to get some sleep and writing time in this weekend.

Melissa said...

I noticed when I opened your blog! It's awesome. I need to get a picture so that I can do this too!!

Bryan Russell (Ink) said...

You are now officially my tech guru.

Jen Daiker said...

That's so neat! How Cool! I think I'm okay with my blogger icon but I look forward to seeing the yoda in my comments :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Oh, that's so cool. Now I just to need to figure out what pic to use. (Hmmm. Or maybe I should clean the bathrooms instead. No, find picture. Way more fun!)

Have a great weekend and have fun editing!

aspiring_x said...

ohmygoodness! i didn't even realize those little pictures had a name!!!

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DEZMOND said...

oh, I love this, I shall read that tutorial and try to make my own favicon!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I see Yoda. Cool, I might have to try that.

salarsenッ said...

It's not trivial. It's something else that makes each of us unique. Thanks for sharing!

Old Kitty said...

After adjusting my glasses and peering very close to the screen and trying to ignore the B(logger) sign - yes!! I too see it now!!! Yay!!

Yoda it is!

Wise and clever you are!!

:-) Take care
x

Katie Mills said...

Good boy! Go get some work done- but I gotta say we miss seeing that yoga head around the blogosphere:)

Tracy said...

Oh, I am soooo going to play around with this when I get home!

Cherie Reich said...

Very cool!! I like it. :)

Chris Phillips said...

I had no idea it was changeable. i will have to find a good pic.

LTM said...

LOL... and LOL @Katie w/the "yoga head" comment... *snort*

this is good. Keep swimming. er-writing~ ;p

Clara said...

I really liked knowing about this! I love dabbing into stuff that arent important but still carry their weight of awesomeness!

Christina Lee said...

Well aren't you just all cute and nerdy :-) Have a good weekend!

Nicole Zoltack said...

I noticed when I opened your blog! Awesome Yoda is.

Shannon said...

Strong with the favicon are you.

Steve said...

Thanks for the icon!

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

i'mmmmmmmmmm going to need to do this. I love playing around with junk like that.
Post officially Starred (in google reader i mean. So i can find it later)

Slamdunk said...

Nice creativity and I hope you enjoy your weekend Matthew.

Josin L. McQuein said...

Noticed, I did! Noticed, I did! Miss Yoda I could not. Not possible, it simply isn't.

Tahereh said...

very cool! i love it :D

Sarah said...

Nice! That's pretty cool; I might have to play around with making one of my own.

Melissa Gill said...

Oh Lord Matt, I can't even get my e-mail address to show up, I have no hope of doing something cool like that.

Colene Murphy said...

Wow that's so cool!! I had no idea you could change that! Leave it to you to be awesomely individual.

Lydia K said...

I love the mini Yoda. It's sweet. I wonder if I can get a mini tauntaun, complete with guts spilling out.
Just kidding.
Maybe not.
;)

Holly Ruggiero said...

Very cool.

Abby Minard said...

Um, totally awesome! Hm, now I need to figure out what picture I would do...

Reviews Of Unusual Size! said...

Shouldn't it be called a Tabicon? Either way, yours rocks and you're right, it's a small thing, but it's an awesome small thing. Just like Yoda.

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Jamie Gibbs (Mithril Wisdom) said...

In a word? Epic. I doff my cap to you :) I'm gonna get me some favicon action!

Carolyn Abiad said...

That's cool! Think I might try that. :)

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Good luck with the rewrites! And I'm impressed with your Yoda creating skills! :)

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I'm a bit confused...You're going to look like paint chips from now on???

Love all your tabs...

K. M. Walton said...

I did it!! Took me a few go's to make it really work but I did it. Thanks, Matthew : )

Jemi Fraser said...

Very cool - I'll have to play it with when I have a few minutes - thanks for the link :) And Yoda is always a good choice!

Steph Sinkhorn said...

Hahahahaha that's awesome. It really is a tiny yoda!