To further the education of mankind, Roy Schestowitz
I wonder if it's a mortal sin to covet thy neighbour's favicon?
People seem to hate it actually. I have received complaints (requests
for removal, desire for a plug-ins that disables such motion). Its
effect offline (when steering away) can be seen among the bookmarks,
which is somewhat of a nuisance to most. I simply got used to it, but
others have not because it stands out too strongly.
I'm a bit the other way. I like it at first but would surely tire of/grow
annoyed with it in time, like mouse trails or marquees.
Speaking of favicons, last week I realised that Firefox 1.5 makes a
favicon-like preview/thumbnail for pages that are purely images. Same
for videos one day? Sounds on MouseHover?
I hope not; too many gimmicks. Basically, that's at least one reason why
Nice page, btw.
I'm sure the devil in me will make me check it out - strictly against my
better judgment, of course. :)
Thanks for the compliment. *smile* I lost confidence in the odd design
of that page -- a design that goes back to late 2004.
FWIW, I put up instructions for animated favicons at
I worked on this as soon as I had come across the first animated
favicon, so I might be among the first few thousands(?). It's rare and
unusual, so it leaves a mental mark, I think.
It's interesting, at least from an academic standpoint. Not sure that
I'd employ it on my site. Perhaps the best approach would be to make
the animation cycle a specific number of times and then go static (as
some of the following do). Still, some interesting examples:
Avoid unnecessary, unessential and needless repetition and redundancy.