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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Adding a Custom Icon to Blogspot Blogs


I've known how to do this for quite a while, but finally got around to adding a custom icon to my blogs. You will now notice a little shark in the tab of all my blogs, and also at the end of the search bar.

It's good to have a custom icon in several sizes. Any program that looks for them will automatically choose the correct size. If you have an icon, it is easy to add the code to Blogspot blogs. Your icon can be a .gif or .ico file. Here's how. (Remember that it's always a good idea to save a copy of the template that is working properly before you go making changes!)

Go to Dashboard / Layout / Edit HTML

Look for the tag </head> (it's almost at the bottom, oddly enough, for most templates)

Insert the following line of code in front of the </head> tag.

<link href="http://the_URL_of_your_icon_here.gif" rel="shortcut icon" type="image/vnd.microsoft.icon"></link>
   of course, be sure to substitute the address for your icon in the line

Hit Preview at the bottom of the screen before you save your template to be sure it is working properly.

Save the template.

That's all there is to it! If you need a custom icon, I can build you one for $10 one size. Add $5 for additional sizes. The ideal is to have 16x16, 24x24 and 32x32 icons. Follow the link below to find examples of custom icons I have built for myself and others.

Shark Enterprises

web ad income Nov 1 (4 blogs, 2 web sites, writing):
Adsense $.01
Adgitize $.64
Project Wonderful $.04
My Survey $.10
Clixsense $.05
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Total: $.84

3 comments:

John | Retro Programming said...

Blogspot blogrolls often show site icons, so having a custom favicon will really make you site stand out. One day I'll get around to making my own icons! Great tutorial, thanks. :-)

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Thanks! It's so easy, I don't know why the info seems hard to find. Hopefully many will stop by to use this info.

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