Posts Tagged ‘webmonkey’

Create Favicons and iPhone Icons

by webmonkey - 28 May 2009
Webmonkey Favicon
Webmonkey’s bitmapped favicon

Favicons, the little icons you see in the browser toolbar, are an often overlooked element of web design, but they’re yet another opportunity to help develop your site’s brand. To a certain degree the favicon flies below most visitors’ radar, and yet we tend to recognize them when we see them.

Like other subtle forms of advertising, favicons have a way of creeping into your consciousness without your consent. Which is exactly why your site needs one — how often do you get brand recognition in a 16 pixel square?

And as long as we’re building favicons, why not trick out your site with a iPhone/iPod Touch icon? The process is almost identical to favicons, and reaps the same rewards. True, most people probably won’t use it, but the few who do will appreciate the effort.

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Share Your Site With ShareThis

by webmonkey - 8 September 2008

Share ThisThe following article was originally published by under a Creative Commons License.

Who can keep track of the ever-expanding list of bookmarking sites, social aggregators and micro-blogging services? Not me, but ShareThis can.

It’s a little widget that you can add to any page to help your users share your content. Webmonkey uses it at the bottom of just about every page, including this one.
In this tutorial, we’ll go over the basics of using ShareThis, then dig a little deeper. By the end, you’ll be able to have your widget look however you want and emulate some commonly desired features, like the ability to e-mailing your articles a friend.

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