Ok, nothing earth shattering but hopefully still useful to somebody out there.
Creating Icons in the Correct Size and Format
A shortcut icon must be square in size and at least 16 x 16 pixels.
It's important to save it in .ico format. Either create a bitmap using any image editor and rename it, or use the free online tool http://www.convertico.com/.
Include it in your page
Include the following code block into your main template or master page. If you don't have that, well, then include it into every page...
<head> <link rel="SHORTCUT ICON" href="favicon.ico"> <link rel="icon" href="/favicon.ico" type="image/vnd.microsoft.icon"> <title>My Title</title> </head>
Ah, yes, add it to the default.aspx of your Silverlight web project will do the magic as well.
Include it in your WordPress Blog
Update: Maria mentions that it is shockingly simple to include a favicon to your wordpress blog - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/shockingly-simple-favicon/
Show me your shortcut icon!
Send me your page with shortcut icon and if I like the icon I will bookmark it
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Posted by Michael Gaigg
Michael Gaigg is Lead UI Engineer in Esri's Professional Services Division.
He has been designing map applications for over 13 years and is currently leading a team of the most talented and innovative UI engineers and designers at Esri.
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