Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Look What's New on Blogger? Favicons!

Have you ever wanted a favicon for you blog?  Not know what a favicon is?

Well, for those of you who aren't sure what I'm talking about, a favicon is the little logo that appears next to your blog name in the browser window.  If you look at mine, instead of the orange blogger logo, I now have a bee skep next to my blog address.

And, by the way, is it pronounced favicon with a long a or favicon with a short a as in cat?  Burning questions you know.

Want to know how I got it there?

I just stumbled upon this on the design page.  I noticed that there was a favicon box in the upper left above the nav bar.

See?



I couldn't stand it!  I wanted one!  I've wanted one, but I sure don't know enough HTML to make one for myself.  So I tried this.

1.  Choose an image - keep it simple because these are very tiny.

2.  Make sure the image is square.  Bogger won't accept it if it isn't.  My little bee skep wasn't quite square, so I uploaded it to picnik.com.  There are probably other sites you can do this one, but I'm partial to picnik since I love how they "pick blackberries" or "steal picnic baskets" as the site loads.  Appeals to my sense of whimsy.

3.  Upload your image and the first screen is the edit screen.  I clicked on resize and made sure to unclick "keep proportions".  I then made sure the numbers matched.  I had to play with these a bit so the proportions didn't get too off.  At first I had a very skinny bee skep - not nearly as cute as the one I have now.

4.  Once you're happy with your image, save it.  I called mine "Sweet Bee Favicon."

5.  Then click on the edit button for the favicon, upload your image, and then save!  That's it!  Really, the hardest part will probably be finding the right image to use.

Please fell free to ask me any questions if you give this little project a try.

Have fun with it!

Thanks for buzzing in today.  I'm always tickled to see you've popped in for a visit.

And, if you want, please enter my giveaway by clicking here and leaving a comment.

 

For those of you who love Cath Kidston, you can download desktop wallpaper for your computer by going here.  There are several to choose from.  I downloaded all of them, of course.
Sweet, isn't it?






36 comments:

  1. Cute! I might try this! Thanks for the info.

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  2. Oh thanks! I saw Favicon on the design page but having no idea what it was, I was afraid to click it! LOL

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  3. It is just darling!! I want one!!

    Thanks for stopping by today. I loved your comment!

    XO,
    Janie

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  4. Wait I am still seeing the B next to your name. Unless something isn't loading right for me.

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  5. Okay now I see it next to your post on my blog roll. Cute!!

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  6. Oh Sue.....I had one of these and didn't even know it. The sweet lady who designed my blog added one for me from the get go. I HAD KNOW IDEA WHAT A FAVICON was. Thanks for telling me.

    xo

    Jo

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  7. Thanks for the tip. I love it. It took no time to do. Next I'm going to get the wallpaper. You're terrific to share these tidbits, Sweet Bee.

    Til next time...
    God bless you and Baby Bee.
    Ginger

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  8. I tried, I failed. I wanted a little house....maybe it wasn't square...yours is way, way cute.

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  9. I know what you mean about learning new things on the blog! I havd never heard of favicons before. It might take me forever, because I'm really stupid when it comes to anything on the computer, but I'll have to give this a try.

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  10. I saw the Favicon on my blog but wasn't sure what it was! Thank you for explaining!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  11. Thanks I'm going to try that soon!
    I still have so much to learn. It's really helpful when seasoned bloggers offer to share their knowledge!!

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  12. Thank you for both ideas!!!! I will have to find something cute for my favicon!!!! I love your new blog backround!!!! So pretty and so you! And Cath Kidston wallpapers???? I am on my way there now....:) Sandy

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  13. How wonderful!!!! I just did it..Thank you so much!!!XO
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

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  14. Thanks for the advice. I can't wait to try this!

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  15. I had to come back by and tell you I got a favicon on my blog and I love it! Mine is an Eiffel Tower! Perfect...thanks for the info!

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  16. I was just playing with this today. They're very cute. :)

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  17. I have been wanting one of these for a while, but I'm on wordpress rather than blogger. I googled directions on how to create one and it looked a little too complicated. Perhaps I'll try it again.

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  18. ohhhhhhhh how cool. I need a little spoon Favicon. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great night.

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  19. You are just so dang clever girl! I made one but I haven't the foggest idea where it's showing up...lol. I think I already had a little picture that shows up beside my post?? I probably messed that up now...lol. What a techno geek to do!
    Thanks for sharing...
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    ♥•.*.*.*.Cherry*.*.*.•♥
    ♥•.*.*.*.Chick.*.*.*.•♥
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  20. I gotta give this a try (I'm usually rather inept at these things so I hope it goes well!); thanks for sharing:)

    ~Cindy

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  21. I too saw the favicon on my blog, wasn't sure what it was for either. I was going to have my son help me out! I don't have to now, Thanks for the tutorial.
    Rosemary...

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  22. Thanks for the tip ~ I will give it a try! Love the Cath wallpaper too.

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  23. Sweet Bee - thanks for the great info. I'm always looking for ways to personalize my blog. Love the Cath Kidson "wallpaper". It is always a joy to visit!

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  24. Very cool. I'm not sure if I can do that if I'm not blogger. But I love yours! I also love your quilt side to your blog, very homey!

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  25. Dear Sweet Bee, I see you have a pretty 'shabby blogs' background. I cannot seem to 'clear' the previous backgrounds on my blog. Either from Blogger or ? Could you give me any advice on how to clear the previous background. People have said look for a 'clear background' button on blogger but its not there. Thanks for any help you can give me! And I love your beautiful blog much!

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  26. Love the new background and the picture of Worker Bee and Baby Bee! I just figured out how to put the pictures together not long ago. Thanks for the info on the favicons! I need to find a great shoe to put on mine!

    Hope we can get together soon!

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  27. Cute Bee Skep! I would love to give this a whirl sometime. I am a bit computer challenged now and then. LOL!

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  28. Well that is about the coolest thing...I did it ... but I don't see it from my computer...hmmm. Anywho!

    Thank you for the tip! :)

    ~Liz

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  29. OH! I re-booted everything and there it was! :) Yay! :)

    Thanks!
    ~Liz

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  30. I never heard of this, but I'll check it out! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Wonderful!!!!
    Thanks for the great info.

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  32. I just found you! Love your blog!! I'm gonna give this a try later! Thanks so much!

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  33. By the way, Favicon is pronounced the same way as "favorite" and "Icon"

    "fay-vy-kon"

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  34. HI Friend! Looks like your summer is going well. How is your Mom's house coming along? I love the changes you have made this summer. Likin the soothing blue colors. See you in a couple weeks! XXOO Joni

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  35. Thanks for the heads up! I did it!

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  36. Just checking to see if my favicon works...thanks!!

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