Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Oh, the irony!

You may have noticed, depending on what browser you use, when you were last here, if ever, and how observant you are, that this blog has a little helicopter as its "favicon", ever since last week. I was reading someone else's blog that I like and noticed that her favicon wasn't the usual white-B-on-orange-background icon of every other Blogger page and it was instantly clear that if she could change hers, then I had to change mine. So I googled to find some code and the right place to stick it and viewed the page source of a couple of good pages that used favicons, because that's how you learn things about html and xml, by mooching, and I tried for a very short time to design my own icon and gave up on that pretty quickly, and then just decided I'd find one that I liked and steal it. Because that's how you do things on the web, by mooching.

What's so ironic about stealing a helicopter favicon? The page I stole it from is about favicons. Really - here's the post from goodbyehelicopter.com

5 comments:

alexis said...

Speaking of helicopters, when do I get to see a picture of you flying one??? :)

Scot said...

Ummm- not so much. THe only place I see the white B in the orange background is the same in Explorer and Firefox. Maybe I'm blind...

ReadDanceBliss said...

You can see favicons if you use tabbed browsing - in the tab, next to the title of the page. Or if you bookmark a page or make it a favorite, the icon will be special or generic, depending on the page, when you look at your "Favorites" or "Bookmarks" drop-down menu. With a page that's already been bookmarked, the favicon may not be refreshed unless you re-save it or deal with the cached version manually. Clearly not worth a lot of effort...

Goodbye Helicopter said...

Thank you for reading, and I'm glad my blog was useful to you.

oh, and. . .

Thanks for stealing my helicopter favicon!
To this I can only say two words:

G O O D B Y E H E L I C O P T E R . . .

Goodbye Helicopter said...

No more helicopter, huh?
If you need a nice favicon, let me know!
I have a few others laying around...
You can see a few more I've done at:
http://www.thefloppydisks.com
http://www.throckmortondrums.com