Interaction design • webdevelopment • web art • photography

June 2005

photographic favicons

Tee hee, each photo entry on this site now gets as a unique favicon a 16x16 version of the photo itself. Looks kinda neat when you open a bunch of them in tabs (try it out by middle-clicking some of the id numbers of the entries below).

I love it when ideas go from thought to successful implementation in less than 10 minutes.

Update: adding a photo to this entry so you can see it in action right here...

Oh, and this only works in a browser that supports .jpg favicons, so you Internet Explorer users won't notice anything (not that favicons ever work correctly in IE anyway).

Joaquin wrote on 2005/06/23:
I love this trick! Never seen it before either, now I think about it.

ACJ wrote on 2005/06/23:
…and yet another idea I have played with in my head, but that was actually realized by Milo! ☺ By the way, did you just impliment them for your color domains (, etc.), or did they already have those?

Milo wrote on 2005/06/23:
Funny, I was just about to mention those... I added them a while ago actually:
...based on a completely separate idea and script, as it happens ☺

nowak wrote on 2005/06/23:
Clever. Couldn't you extend it so that the top level domain favicon is the most recent photo, too?

Milo wrote on 2005/06/23:
Indeed... thanks for reminding me what triggered this whole idea in the first place. Per-entry favicons were easier so I've done those first.

Mathieu+'P01'+HENRI wrote on 2005/06/24:
Interresting idea

Mathieu 'P01' HENRI wrote on 2005/06/29:
It'd be cool to have the photographic favicon on the pages of full size photos, e.g.

Milo wrote on 2005/06/29:
You're right, that is cool. And now it's working.

Mathieu 'P01' HENRI wrote on 2005/06/29: