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Bug 2882 - Favicon is not transparant, not centered vertically, and is faint (fix included)
Favicon is not transparant, not centered vertically, and is faint (fix included)
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Lowest normal (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://www.qwikly.com/favicon.html
: patch, patch-need-review
Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2005-07-16 18:13 UTC by alterego
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Web browser: ---
Mobile Platform: ---
Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Attachments
This is the modified favicon.ico (1.06 KB, patch)
2005-07-16 18:14 UTC, alterego
Details
Inverted favicon for those with a custom skin (1.06 KB, patch)
2005-07-16 18:22 UTC, alterego
Details
Screenshot of the current, transparent and inverted favicons with a black GTK theme (6.47 KB, image/png)
2005-07-16 18:51 UTC, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
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Description alterego 2005-07-16 18:13:18 UTC
I set up a demo page here: http://www.qwikly.com/favicon.html

old favicon here: http://en.wikipedia.org/favicon.ico

new favicon here: http://www.qwikly.com/img/favicon/favicon.ico
Comment 1 alterego 2005-07-16 18:14:47 UTC
Created attachment 720 [details]
This is the modified favicon.ico
Comment 2 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2005-07-16 18:15:36 UTC
Not sure we want transparency. My address bar background color is black.
With a black text on transparent background I will no more see the W :/
Comment 3 alterego 2005-07-16 18:20:43 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> Not sure we want transparency. My address bar background color is black.
> With a black text on transparent background I will no more see the W :/
Since you are using a custom skin you can use a custom inverted favicon.ico.
Most people do not have a black taskbar. 

here you go: http://www.qwikly.com/img/favicon/invertedfavicon.ico
Comment 4 alterego 2005-07-16 18:22:00 UTC
Created attachment 721 [details]
Inverted favicon for those with a custom skin
Comment 5 Brion Vibber 2005-07-16 18:39:36 UTC
Solid background is deliberate:
* Doesn't look awful in browsers that don't deal well with alpha transparency in icons
* Avoids conflicts with different background colors
Comment 6 Brion Vibber 2005-07-16 18:41:04 UTC
Provided icon file also fails to load in Safari 2.0, may be corrupt or invalid type.
Comment 7 alterego 2005-07-16 18:44:13 UTC
The icon file can be fixed; i'll create it on OSX at the university. It doesn't
change the problem that we have a poor favicon. 
Comment 8 Brion Vibber 2005-07-16 18:48:07 UTC
There's no problem with the current icon.
Comment 9 alterego 2005-07-16 18:50:25 UTC
(In reply to comment #8)
> There's no problem with the current icon.

The current icon is not centered vertically and it is faint (at the least). We
are a top 50 website now (or near it) and the #1 reference site. It does not
appear as if care was put into making it which is unsatisfactory. I'll post a
fixed version (if I can duplicate the safari problem) a bit later.
Comment 10 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2005-07-16 18:51:43 UTC
Created attachment 722 [details]
Screenshot of the current, transparent and inverted favicons with a black GTK theme

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