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Your Favicon in Motion

Adding a favicon (Favorites Icon) to your site is a personal touch that is useful for identification and an expression of your style, but did you know that Mozilla Firefox browsers can display animated .GIFs?

In your AspDotNetStorefront there are a few simple steps to add your favicon creativity to your website:

Create your favicon.ico file and the animated GIF file (name it something like favicon_animated.gif ).

FTP the two files to your site’s {root} folder.

Edit the following files in your storefront for ML8:

  1. /skins/Skin_#/template.ascx (for storefront)
  2. /Admin/skins/Skin_#/main.ascx (for admin console)
  3. /Admin/signin.aspx (for admin signin page)

Edit the following files in your storefront for ML/MultiStore9:

  1. /App_Templates/Skin_#/template.master (for storefront)
  2. /App_Templates/Admin_Default/AdminMaster.master (for Admin Console)
  3. /Admin/signin.aspx (for Admin signin page)

Add the following code between the <head> and </head> tags in the top of the files, so it appears as such:


<link rel=”shortcut icon” href=”http://www.yourdomain.com/favicon.ico”>

<link rel=”icon” href=”http://www.yourdomain.com/favicon_animated.gif” type=”image/gif”>


Clear your browser cache and check out your site!

Animated GIF tip: When creating your animated GIF in whatever program you use to create the file, make sure the default image (or the first/primary/starting image) is what you would like to see for a static image, as the icon will not always be animated, especially in Bookmark/favorites folders. This is typically the same as your favicon.ico image you create for the Internet Explorer browser.

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Posted in Design & Layout, Developer Tips | Tagged , | 3 Comments

3 Responses to Your Favicon in Motion

  1. You will need to add TYPE for the ICO just as you did with the GIF for the ICO to work.

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