[mythtv-commits] Ticket #1491: Include favicon.ico for MythWeb

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Sat Mar 18 20:48:01 UTC 2006

#1491: Include favicon.ico for MythWeb
 Reporter:  sphery <mtdean at thirdcontact.com>  |        Owner:  xris
     Type:  patch                             |       Status:  new 
 Priority:  minor                             |    Milestone:      
Component:  mythweb                           |      Version:      
 Severity:  medium                            |   Resolution:      
Changes (by sphery <mtdean at thirdcontact.com>):

  * type:  task => patch


 I went ahead and made a patch.  The patch has been tested with Firefox (I
 don't have IE available) and works on my system (for the location bar icon
 and the bookmark icon), which is configured with !MythWeb running in a
 subdirectory; however, it should work even if !MythWeb is running from the
 application root.  Also, I have an Apache web server reverse proxying to
 the !MythWeb web server.  The proxy has defined its own favicon.ico, but I
 still get the !MythWeb favicon when viewing !MythWeb through the proxy.

 The patch includes the changes and mentions the favicon.ico (from svn
 add), but the icon itself is not included.  IMHO, we should provide a
 multi-res favicon.ico with at least 16x16 and 32x32 resolutions.  IE 5.0
 requires 16x16, but some browsers can use additional resolutions for
 things like bookmark icons.  The 64x64 and 128x128 resolutions are
 typically only used by Mac OSX, so I'll leave it up to you whether it's
 worth the increased filesize (multi-res with 16x16 and 32x32 is 5KB,
 adding 64x64 makes it 22KB and adding 128x128 makes it 90KB).

 I've made some icons available on my website (
 http://misc.thirdcontact.com/MythWebIcon/ ) for you to choose what you
 feel is the most appropriate.  For the icons, I used kichigai at comcast's
 idea of using the G.A.N.T. watermark.  I did both a version with the
 yellow screen and a blue screen (I think the theme uses the yellow screen
 to indicate the TV is on).  I liked the blue screen because it fits with
 Myth's heavy usage of blue (in the logo, etc.).

 If a real artist decides to make a better favicon, he/she can use GIMP to
 create a full-size image (largest size you want), then duplicate the layer
 for all additional resolutions.  Scale each layer appropriately and save
 as a file with the ".ico" extension to create a multi-res icon.

Ticket URL: <http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/1491>
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