Tag Archives: HTML

Cross-browser bookmark link

‘Bookmark Me’ is a sort of IE thing and doesn’t usually work in FireFox, Safari, Chrome, etc.. so as a FireFox user I’ve never bothered with a bookmark links before.
FireFox users know that Ctrl+D is the shortcut for these browsers, and that most ‘Bookmark Me’ links just aren’t work clicking – as they won’t work.

And then I found this…

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Shortcut Icon (favicon.ico)

In short, a 16x16px bitmap, renamed, in the web root. Or is it?

This minimal approach does actually work, but done properly, they should have a few different size versions in the same file, so that not only do they show in the URL bar, and now more recently in the tabs as well (IE8+, FF3+), but also display a different (clearer) version when dragged to the desktop.
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