Creating favicon.ico on Linux
This quick document outlines creating the icon that can be associated with
your bookmark or appears beside your URL. Note that not all browsers will
use this image, indeed I think it's origin comes from Internet Explorer.
Run the Gimp (Photoshop clone) and create an image of size 16 x 16 pixels.
Convert our image to the windows icon format:
$ ppmtowinicon -output ~/public_html/favicon.ico favicon.pnm
Make it so the webserver can read the file:
$ chmod a+r ~/public_html/favicon.ico
Add to your HTML in the <head> ... </head> section something like this stuff:
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://c-mills.ctru.auckland.ac.nz/favicon.ico">
<title>Clark's Web Links</title>
How your icon might appear in Galeon under Linux next to the URL:
How your icon might appear in Galeon under Linux in your bookmarks:
Tue Aug 13 17:02:16 NZST 2002