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I just created a favicon for sister site Windows-Noob, because I noticed it was still using the default IPB favicon.

 

Here on the Linux side of things, we've traditionally had a set of favicons for many different distros which would rotate.

 

While the changing favicon is a cool idea, I like to keep sites in my bookmarks bar and quickly identify and access them by the favicon, and the L-N one does tend to change frequently so it's not as obvious which one it is.

 

I'd like to suggest moving to a single favicon so the site has a single visual identity when shown in bookmarks bars and so on, so I put together this 'hatch' design (based on the same Creative Commons G2 Tux images used in the header).

 

What do people think?

 

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i love it, please change it, yep you can as you have access to everything now :)

 

Will do! :)

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Here on the Linux side of things, we've traditionally had a set of favicons for many different distros which would rotate.

Have we? I know we had a rotating banner icon, didn't realise the favicon was rotating too - else I'd have said it was a bad idea for just the reasons you've mentioned!

 

It doesn't matter if the favicon is an animated one (scrolling through different distros) as long as the first one is recognisable, since that image is usually used in static bookmarks, but the idea of having a fixed one provides consistency.

 

I'd also mention that it's usually an idea to have the icon within its own background and frame since there's no guarantee what skin browsers are using (think firefox personas), so trying to antialias graphics can be a pain. Better to AA a dark image against an off-white background with a darker border (or the reverse: AA a light image against a shaded BG with some black border) to make it stand out.

 

Or for examples:

like this: http://www.slyck.com or like this: http://www.imdb.com/

not like this: http://www.theregister.co.uk/

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