Q&A: How to create a desktop icon for frequent users of my website ?

Question by Tswi: How to create a desktop picture for frequent users of my website ?
For this new website I created for starting webdesigners http://webdesign.coolstart.nl/ I like to offer frequent users an picture they can place on their desktop, so not the standard IE or FF icon.

Any recommendations ?

Thanks

Best answer:

Answer by Jack Mehoff
Most browsers grant desktop links to favorite websites.

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Captain saint Cook
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Madame Tussauds Sydney, Australia: Captain Cook sails into Darling Harbour to track the Transit of Venus

Captain Cook sails into Darling Harbour to track the Transit of Venus…

Madame Tussauds Sydney enjoyed having Captain Cook get waxed at Sydney’s Madame Tussauds in Darling Harbour primeval this morning.

Captain Cook is one of many Australian icons to be announced as attractions to appear in the museum, which will eventually feature more than 70 wax figures.

He joins a massive contingent of Australian sportspeople, politicians and stars in the million tourist attraction.

Merlin Entertainment Australia director Edward Fuller isn’t revealing which other Australian stars have been selected for the local exhibition, but he has stated extensive research has been done to ensure the right mix of the famous and infamous.

"The key thing is that there will be a really strong line-up of local stars," Mr Fuller said.

A team of artists is working furiously to have the sculptures ready in time for the opening. Each wax model requires about 20 artists, from sculptors to painters, and can take up to six months to complete.

"The hair is all individually inserted into the head," Mr Fuller said, adding that capturing the "character and atmosphere" of the subject was the artists’ goal.

To assist in this, many of the celebrities immortalised by Madam Tussauds’ artists donate their own clothes to help create a sense of authenticity.

"That’s the freezing on the cake," Mr Fuller said.

"Not only can you get up close and individualized to your favourite star but they’re actually wearing the clothes they might have turned up to the Oscars in."

Promo…

The Transit of Venus – when the planet Venus transits crossways the grappling of the sun – is a very rare occurrence that Captain saint Cook tracked from island in 1769, leading him to eventually map the whole East coast of Australia.

Since the phenomena was first recognized, there have only been six transits of Venus with the most current one occurring in 2004 and the one following June 6th 2012 to occur on 11th December 2117.

WHAT: Relive the adventure with Captain saint Cook who is returning to Sydney Harbour in a Red
Rocket for another viewing of the Transit of Venus, and the last for 105 years.

Madame Tussauds Sydney promo…

Step into the world of celebrity with over 70 of the world’s ideal known personalities, our very own Aussie stars and a range of fun interactive experiences at Madame Tussauds Sydney. You can get on stage with pop stars, rub shoulders with the most powerful politicians, and even test your sporting skills against the greats. With a whole host of stars, legends and interactive experiences, Madame Tussauds Sydney really does add up to a red hot outing where the whole family can meet, greet, chat up, debate, hug and sing with their favourite celebrity.

Websites

Madame Tussauds
www.madametussauds.com

Captain Cook Cruises
www.captaincook.com.au

Darling Harbour official website
www.darlingharbour.com

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr
www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

Eva Rinaldi Photography
www.evarinaldi.com

Marilyn Munro
creating a favorites website icon
Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer
Madame Tussauds Sydney, Australia: Captain Cook sails into Darling Harbour to track the Transit of Venus

Captain Cook sails into Darling Harbour to track the Transit of Venus…

Madame Tussauds Sydney enjoyed having Captain Cook get waxed at Sydney’s Madame Tussauds in Darling Harbour primeval this morning.

Captain Cook is one of many Australian icons to be announced as attractions to appear in the museum, which will eventually feature more than 70 wax figures.

He joins a massive contingent of Australian sportspeople, politicians and stars in the million tourist attraction.

Merlin Entertainment Australia director Edward Fuller isn’t revealing which other Australian stars have been selected for the local exhibition, but he has stated extensive research has been done to ensure the right mix of the famous and infamous.

"The key thing is that there will be a really strong line-up of local stars," Mr Fuller said.

A team of artists is working furiously to have the sculptures ready in time for the opening. Each wax model requires about 20 artists, from sculptors to painters, and can take up to six months to complete.

"The hair is all individually inserted into the head," Mr Fuller said, adding that capturing the "character and atmosphere" of the subject was the artists’ goal.

To assist in this, many of the celebrities immortalised by Madam Tussauds’ artists donate their own clothes to help create a sense of authenticity.

"That’s the freezing on the cake," Mr Fuller said.

"Not only can you get up close and individualized to your favourite star but they’re actually wearing the clothes they might have turned up to the Oscars in."

Promo…

The Transit of Venus – when the planet Venus transits crossways the grappling of the sun – is a very rare occurrence that Captain saint Cook tracked from island in 1769, leading him to eventually map the whole East coast of Australia.

Since the phenomena was first recognized, there have only been six transits of Venus with the most current one occurring in 2004 and the one following June 6th 2012 to occur on 11th December 2117.

WHAT: Relive the adventure with Captain saint Cook who is returning to Sydney Harbour in a Red
Rocket for another viewing of the Transit of Venus, and the last for 105 years.

Madame Tussauds Sydney promo…

Step into the world of celebrity with over 70 of the world’s ideal known personalities, our very own Aussie stars and a range of fun interactive experiences at Madame Tussauds Sydney. You can get on stage with pop stars, rub shoulders with the most powerful politicians, and even test your sporting skills against the greats. With a whole host of stars, legends and interactive experiences, Madame Tussauds Sydney really does add up to a red hot outing where the whole family can meet, greet, chat up, debate, hug and sing with their favourite celebrity.

Websites

Madame Tussauds
www.madametussauds.com

Captain Cook Cruises
www.captaincook.com.au

Darling Harbour official website
www.darlingharbour.com

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr
www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

Eva Rinaldi Photography
www.evarinaldi.com

Cate Blanchett
creating a favorites website icon
Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer
Madame Tussauds Sydney, Australia: Captain Cook sails into Darling Harbour to track the Transit of Venus

Captain Cook sails into Darling Harbour to track the Transit of Venus…

Madame Tussauds Sydney enjoyed having Captain Cook get waxed at Sydney’s Madame Tussauds in Darling Harbour primeval this morning.

Captain Cook is one of many Australian icons to be announced as attractions to appear in the museum, which will eventually feature more than 70 wax figures.

He joins a massive contingent of Australian sportspeople, politicians and stars in the million tourist attraction.

Merlin Entertainment Australia director Edward Fuller isn’t revealing which other Australian stars have been selected for the local exhibition, but he has stated extensive research has been done to ensure the right mix of the famous and infamous.

"The key thing is that there will be a really strong line-up of local stars," Mr Fuller said.

A team of artists is working furiously to have the sculptures ready in time for the opening. Each wax model requires about 20 artists, from sculptors to painters, and can take up to six months to complete.

"The hair is all individually inserted into the head," Mr Fuller said, adding that capturing the "character and atmosphere" of the subject was the artists’ goal.

To assist in this, many of the celebrities immortalised by Madam Tussauds’ artists donate their own clothes to help create a sense of authenticity.

"That’s the freezing on the cake," Mr Fuller said.

"Not only can you get up close and individualized to your favourite star but they’re actually wearing the clothes they might have turned up to the Oscars in."

Promo…

The Transit of Venus – when the planet Venus transits crossways the grappling of the sun – is a very rare occurrence that Captain saint Cook tracked from island in 1769, leading him to eventually map the whole East coast of Australia.

Since the phenomena was first recognized, there have only been six transits of Venus with the most current one occurring in 2004 and the one following June 6th 2012 to occur on 11th December 2117.

WHAT: Relive the adventure with Captain saint Cook who is returning to Sydney Harbour in a Red
Rocket for another viewing of the Transit of Venus, and the last for 105 years.

Madame Tussauds Sydney promo…

Step into the world of celebrity with over 70 of the world’s ideal known personalities, our very own Aussie stars and a range of fun interactive experiences at Madame Tussauds Sydney. You can get on stage with pop stars, rub shoulders with the most powerful politicians, and even test your sporting skills against the greats. With a whole host of stars, legends and interactive experiences, Madame Tussauds Sydney really does add up to a red hot outing where the whole family can meet, greet, chat up, debate, hug and sing with their favourite celebrity.

Websites

Madame Tussauds
www.madametussauds.com

Captain Cook Cruises
www.captaincook.com.au

Darling Harbour official website
www.darlingharbour.com

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr
www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

Eva Rinaldi Photography
www.evarinaldi.com

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A few nice creating a favorites website picture images I found:

Captain saint Cook
creating a favorites website icon
Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer
Madame Tussauds Sydney, Australia: Captain Cook sails into Darling Harbour to track the Transit of Venus

Captain Cook sails into Darling Harbour to track the Transit of Venus…

Madame Tussauds Sydney enjoyed having Captain Cook get waxed at Sydney’s Madame Tussauds in Darling Harbour primeval this morning.

Captain Cook is one of many Australian icons to be announced as attractions to appear in the museum, which will eventually feature more than 70 wax figures.

He joins a massive contingent of Australian sportspeople, politicians and stars in the million tourist attraction.

Merlin Entertainment Australia director Edward Fuller isn’t revealing which other Australian stars have been selected for the local exhibition, but he has stated extensive research has been done to ensure the right mix of the famous and infamous.

"The key thing is that there will be a really strong line-up of local stars," Mr Fuller said.

A team of artists is working furiously to have the sculptures ready in time for the opening. Each wax model requires about 20 artists, from sculptors to painters, and can take up to six months to complete.

"The hair is all individually inserted into the head," Mr Fuller said, adding that capturing the "character and atmosphere" of the subject was the artists’ goal.

To assist in this, many of the celebrities immortalised by Madam Tussauds’ artists donate their own clothes to help create a sense of authenticity.

"That’s the freezing on the cake," Mr Fuller said.

"Not only can you get up close and individualized to your favourite star but they’re actually wearing the clothes they might have turned up to the Oscars in."

Promo…

The Transit of Venus – when the planet Venus transits crossways the grappling of the sun – is a very rare occurrence that Captain saint Cook tracked from island in 1769, leading him to eventually map the whole East coast of Australia.

Since the phenomena was first recognized, there have only been six transits of Venus with the most current one occurring in 2004 and the one following June 6th 2012 to occur on 11th December 2117.

WHAT: Relive the adventure with Captain saint Cook who is returning to Sydney Harbour in a Red
Rocket for another viewing of the Transit of Venus, and the last for 105 years.

Madame Tussauds Sydney promo…

Step into the world of celebrity with over 70 of the world’s ideal known personalities, our very own Aussie stars and a range of fun interactive experiences at Madame Tussauds Sydney. You can get on stage with pop stars, rub shoulders with the most powerful politicians, and even test your sporting skills against the greats. With a whole host of stars, legends and interactive experiences, Madame Tussauds Sydney really does add up to a red hot outing where the whole family can meet, greet, chat up, debate, hug and sing with their favourite celebrity.

Websites

Madame Tussauds
www.madametussauds.com

Captain Cook Cruises
www.captaincook.com.au

Darling Harbour official website
www.darlingharbour.com

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr
www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

Eva Rinaldi Photography
www.evarinaldi.com

Leonardo Di Caprio
creating a favorites website icon
Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer
Madame Tussauds Sydney, Australia: Captain Cook sails into Darling Harbour to track the Transit of Venus

Captain Cook sails into Darling Harbour to track the Transit of Venus…

Madame Tussauds Sydney enjoyed having Captain Cook get waxed at Sydney’s Madame Tussauds in Darling Harbour primeval this morning.

Captain Cook is one of many Australian icons to be announced as attractions to appear in the museum, which will eventually feature more than 70 wax figures.

He joins a massive contingent of Australian sportspeople, politicians and stars in the million tourist attraction.

Merlin Entertainment Australia director Edward Fuller isn’t revealing which other Australian stars have been selected for the local exhibition, but he has stated extensive research has been done to ensure the right mix of the famous and infamous.

"The key thing is that there will be a really strong line-up of local stars," Mr Fuller said.

A team of artists is working furiously to have the sculptures ready in time for the opening. Each wax model requires about 20 artists, from sculptors to painters, and can take up to six months to complete.

"The hair is all individually inserted into the head," Mr Fuller said, adding that capturing the "character and atmosphere" of the subject was the artists’ goal.

To assist in this, many of the celebrities immortalised by Madam Tussauds’ artists donate their own clothes to help create a sense of authenticity.

"That’s the freezing on the cake," Mr Fuller said.

"Not only can you get up close and individualized to your favourite star but they’re actually wearing the clothes they might have turned up to the Oscars in."

Promo…

The Transit of Venus – when the planet Venus transits crossways the grappling of the sun – is a very rare occurrence that Captain saint Cook tracked from island in 1769, leading him to eventually map the whole East coast of Australia.

Since the phenomena was first recognized, there have only been six transits of Venus with the most current one occurring in 2004 and the one following June 6th 2012 to occur on 11th December 2117.

WHAT: Relive the adventure with Captain saint Cook who is returning to Sydney Harbour in a Red
Rocket for another viewing of the Transit of Venus, and the last for 105 years.

Madame Tussauds Sydney promo…

Step into the world of celebrity with over 70 of the world’s ideal known personalities, our very own Aussie stars and a range of fun interactive experiences at Madame Tussauds Sydney. You can get on stage with pop stars, rub shoulders with the most powerful politicians, and even test your sporting skills against the greats. With a whole host of stars, legends and interactive experiences, Madame Tussauds Sydney really does add up to a red hot outing where the whole family can meet, greet, chat up, debate, hug and sing with their favourite celebrity.

Websites

Madame Tussauds
www.madametussauds.com

Captain Cook Cruises
www.captaincook.com.au

Darling Harbour official website
www.darlingharbour.com

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr
www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

Eva Rinaldi Photography
www.evarinaldi.com

How do you make a nonsquare website icon?

Question by AV2247: How do you make a nonsquare website icon?
With a site like www.rottentomatoes.com the tiny picture that appears on the side of the address bar or in the journalism is tomato-shaped, not a tomato with a square white background (same with the Gmail envelope). How do you design an picture like this? Further, is there any way to make icons that have empty space in them? I.e. icons that are not geometric shapes and would seem to be written on top of the journalism ?

Best answer:

Answer by Tiny Princess
I would guess just make the background transparent rather than solid.

edit: either that or just make the background the same gray color as the tabs so it appears as though it’s not there.

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