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Hi there. On this website, I'm Ozzie the Icon Guy (I also have other identities on other websites), and I want to explain to you about website icons, why you need one, and how to get one or even how to make your own. Sure, I'll try to sell you my services, but this stuff is too easy to do, and you don't really need me. If you don't spend money here, but feel grateful to me, there will eventually be a Donate Button to send me 5 bucks for a pint of Rocketman Red at the Playalinda Brewing Co. in my hometown of Titusville FL (bedroom community to the Kennedy Space Center).

First thing, look above this web page. On most modern browsers, you'll find a Tab containing 1) the Title of his web page (just the domain name in Human Readable form for the search engines to pick up), and 2) a small image or Icon that represents the website you're viewing. On this web site, my Icon represents a Palm Treo smartphone. I created the image myself in Microsoft Paint. It's the Icon for my website PHonePHriendly.Com and since smartphones are a major reason to have an Icon for a website (I'll explain more on this elsewhere) it seems appropriate to use here.

If your company has a logo Trademark, it seems obvious that it should be used as your. company's Icon. if your company's trademark is made up of words in a particular font, perhaps the Initials, would make a good Icon (look at what I did for SpaceFlightNow below, though their parent company in the UK hasn't gotten The Word yet).

For my own personal webspace, SpaceyIdeas.Com, I hand drew a logo lightbulb, scanned it into the computer, and using Paint, cut out 1/4 of it to use as the Icon. It shows enough of my trademark to recognize it if you've seen it on my page, but the full image does not shrink well enough to be recognized if made the size of an Icon by itself.

So look around, get ideas. follow links to icon sources (there's no disgrace in buying an appropriate icon from a commercial source, and it deals with the otherwise sticky copyright issues) and put a favicon.ico file into the main directory of your website. There it is. The Secret. The way to put an icon on your site. Simply name an image favicon.ico (it should be a bitmap formatted image) and place it in the directory where your website's index page resides. the web browsers themselves will do the rest.

Download the desired icon, and rename it "favicon.ico". Then upload it to your Home Page directory.
Call 321-Liftoff if you need assistance

If you (or your company) needs an Icon that will show up in the Tab your web page comes up in, or that will become the Screen Icon when your web page is saved to the Home Screen of someone's mobile phone, call 321-Liftoff and ask for "Ozzie the Icon Guy".

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The logo to COlaunch, a co-work space in Titusville FL, where PHone PHriendly used to hang it's corporate hat. The organization died at the end of 2019 when County funding ran out.
The logotype was brought into Paint, the Initial Caps were Copied and Pasted together into one image, then saved as a .bmp file, then renamed to the .ico *
The folks at Live24, which provides Live Blog inserts for web pages needing to report Live News Reports uses this Dorky nerd image. Space Flight News should be using this image instead. *
The folks at Astronomy Now magazine are the Corporate Overlords to SpaceFlightNow.com. The Icon I created from their home page image should be considered a Gift from a fan. Of course, if they're grateful, they should e-mail me for a place to send a subscription. *

used for MuseumsOfBrevard.Org
An image found by Googling "museum" and clicking the IMAGE tab. *
An alternate Museum icon image found by Googling "museum" and clicking the IMAGE tab.
Maxine Trainer Art, An Art Instillation being built in Titusville FL, but capable of being transported where it's wanted. The logo is that of the old StoneFire Art Gallery that was at the corner of US-1 and Harrison St (site of a former tire store - perhaps you can figure out what brand of tire). Please note that the Icon is based on CYMK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, blacK), the ink colors known to any artist that ever worked with a lithographic printer to print art works.

The Stonefire Hurricane Irma Report

The Escape Velocity Science Fiction Convention had no FavIcon.Ico - Ozzie the Science Fiction fan felt this was unconcienable. Hackers Syndrome struck again, and he hopes the ConComm (Convention Committtee) will accept his gift. *
Playalinda Brewing Company is a local Brew Pub in downtown Titusville FL. It's my local, and if you donate 5 bucks to thank me for providing my information to you, it's going to be poured into a 1 pint glass at The Hardware Store (within walking distance of my home). The Brix Project is 5 miles south on US-1.

By the way, their regular FavIcon is just a miniature of their logo. I think my version makes for a better Icon. I hope they accept it as a gift from a besotted fan. *

A Circle of HOPE, the Twelth Hackers On Planet Earth conference held by 2600 Magazine, (The Hackers Quarterly).

Notice the way the circle logo was "cleaned up" for use as an Icon.

National Women's soccer League
I'm daily looking for the 2018 schedule of the Orlando Pride, and when I told my phone browser "Save To Home Page", the icon that it used was a simple, san-serif capital "N". That's no fun!

To get the Icon (which is on their website), I had to load the icon image into my browser, then go back to the home page, and tell my pone "save to home page".

The icon created from a home-brewed, hand drawn logo, then scanned into Paint, and cropped and saved as a .bmp and then renamed favicon.ico


This rocket icon was purchased for $1 at IconFinder.Com, so I don't have to worry about a copyright suit. The receipt for "work for hire" is in my email folder if I ever need it.

An image found on the website, then played with in Paint.

We also create ISMAPS, allowing a graphic to show multiple logos, but lets the user get the website of the individual company that logo represents when they click on it. Example Given

A Smartphone icon (home brew image of a Palm Treo) created in Paint from the git-go, then saved as a .BMP and then a .ICO
Please choose the first digit of your city's ZIP Code.
Telephone Dial
Here's a isMap that we developed for YN61.Mobi, a list of Yuri's night Parties around the flobe.

Check out ow we use this one to choose places in the USA amongst 50 states and various territories. .

Kitbashed from icons found in-house (on my personal hosting site) (meant to show a hacker and a computer), then played with it in Paint. This is one of those "other identities" of mine thst I referred to elsewhere.

An icon for Cingular Racing.Com, One of my NASCAR Fan Sites. Funny where inspiration comes from, eh? I follow sponsors, not drivers. Here's The Story behind my NASCAR Sites (and how I got my interesting phone number).

An icon for ATT31.Com, another one of my NASCAR Fan Sites. AT&T took over Cingular, and the NASCAR Team.
I don't know why I offerred this outfit a freebie - I probably just felt sorry for them. But they used it, so now I've got a "track record" (and it's a circle track). *
After Sprint took over the top level of NASCAR racing, the cellular compies I used were no longer sponsoring cars, and I had to find another sponser to follow, if only for one year. Ask.Com was NASCARS own Internet sponser, so I followed them for that year.

The Former http://DaddysRacers.Com
GoDaddy is my Registrar, and Hosting Server company, but I no longer have the time to folow the team and maintain the site.
An Icon for Space Frontier Operations.
Brevard County, Florida has a great logo, and once I got a message to them reminding them of it, they put it up.
Free transportation icons from the source of those icons you see in airports, bus and train stations around the world.

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