21 April 2005
We give you the bird
If you have a browser of a certain age and level of sophistication, at the very left of the URL space in the address bar you'll find a tiny image (16 x 16 pixels) which turns out to be the head of the goldfinch used as part of this site's logo. This is a file called favicon.ico which is dropped into the root directory and which the browser is trained to find. (If you've bookmarked this site and if you have, what's wrong with you? you may see the same icon on the bookmark itself.)
Generally, if you see one of these on a site that's not running on Typepad or some similar all-blogs-all-the-time service, it's because the site operator went to a certain amount of trouble to set it up for you.
This is, however, not the case with Progressive Reaction. Says David Fleck:
I want to make it perfectly clear that the weird little icon that is now being displayed next to "Progressive Reaction" in the URL bar, bookmarks, and tabs is being foisted upon us by our hosting company, and that we would never intentionally put such a wussy little thing on our blog.
Maybe Fleck (or Moira Breen) should swipe Jane Galt's icon, which has the virtue of simplicity.Posted at 6:27 AM to Blogorrhea