I told you I would put Mr Bill O’Connor’s version of the GMG favicon up against the one I made and would let the viewership decide which one they liked best in a poll but I’m really liking the one I made with the blue and the slightly tilted black and the GMG lettering along the bottom.
I realize that the GMG is not legible when it is up in the address bar but it looks pretty spiffy to me even if our pal Bill considers it a complete hack job.
For those of you that have been with the blog from the beginning you know we’ve had a blue theme all along.
Since Bill was so very kind with his time and effort I owe it to him to toss the favicon he produced for us up for all the world to see and enough of you write in and feel strongly that I should consider it then I will flip flop again and put it up for a vote but I’m thinking that I really did the one I made from Beth Swan’s award winning GMG Logo design.
Oh and another note- a favicon is not something that replaces the official GMG Logo-
A favicon is defined-
Definitions of Favicon on the Web:
- A favicon (short for favorites icon), also known as a website icon, shortcut icon, url icon, or bookmark icon is a 16×16, 32×32 or 64×64 pixel square icon associated with a particular website or webpage. …
- An icon associated with a particular website, and typically displayed in the address bar of a browser viewing the site
- Favicons are the little icons that show next to bookmarks and in the address bar of most browsers. Favicons are 16 pixels square. Please see the Favicon section of this page for more information and instructions on how to create one for your website.
- a small icon that is used by some browsers to identify a bookmarked Web site.
- A favicon, short for "favorite icon", is a tiny image used as a website’s logo that appears at the start URL in the web browser’s menu bar, at the top of tabs and on your Favorites/Bookmarks list.
The GMG logo up above for comparison’s sake is 366 pixels wide compared to 16×16 pixels for a favicon.
And without further delay here are the two favicons that Bill designed at 32x 32 pixels -
I DO like how there seems to be that light that seems to be shining from behind the seagull though. Perhaps if it was a light blue behind the seagull and with the GMG I ‘d be inclined to make the switch.