Last modified: 2011-03-13 18:05:27 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
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This is the modified favicon.ico
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 :/
(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
Created attachment 721 [details]
Inverted favicon for those with a custom skin
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
Provided icon file also fails to load in Safari 2.0, may be corrupt or invalid type.
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.
There's no problem with the current icon.
(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.
Created attachment 722 [details]
Screenshot of the current, transparent and inverted favicons with a black GTK theme