5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 20, 2008 10:43 AM by .Leo
roryrbalmer Level 1 (0 points)
When I create a home screen icon most of them place a custom icon on the home screen, usually with the websites logo. But a few of them just place an icon with a shot of the whole page.

Is there a way to request or create a custom home icon from a site?

In particular I'm looking for one for the Royal bank of Canada website at either:
  • AirRocker Level 1 (25 points)
    The website your are visiting must have a webclip icon stored on their server... You can try contacting them to see if they will add one... Here is what they need to do:

    To specify a bookmark icon for all pages of a web site, place a PNG image named "apple-touch-icon.png" at the root directory of your web server - similar to the "favicon.ico" for site icons.

    To override the site bookmark icon on a specific web page, insert a <link> element similar to <link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="/customIcon.png"/> within the <head> element of the page.

    The bookmark icon dimensions should be 57x57 pixels. If the icon is a different size it will be scaled and cropped to fit.
  • Arnoldjw Level 1 (0 points)
    Since the 2.0 upgrade I notice sites that have the apple-touch-icon.png don't add the icon now even if they have the png in their root directory.
  • Ronnyguru Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi ,
    I have a quick question:
    I would like to edit the url of a bookmark added on my homescreen. Look like there might be a way to do this using the method described here.
    The reason is so that i can put javascript/bookmarklets for let's say yubnub.org
    right on my home screen.

    I'm no 2.0 3G phone.
    Thanks in advance!
  • Jim Curl Level 1 (5 points)
    Try this: navigate to the page you want to bookmark, and then find an image on the page that might look good as an icon -- say the company's logo in the page header. Then zoom in on the image so that it fills your iPhone window. Then touch the "plus" button to create a homepage icon. The icon is created using that zoomed view of the page. Only caveat is that link will now take you to that zoomed area on the page. But a quick double tap zooms you out.

    But hey, does anyone know how to add a custom icon to a bookmark? Is it possible? Sounds like an app opportunity!
  • .Leo Level 1 (0 points)
    that's an app I'd buy!

    it seems that the only possibility now is to have the webmaster put an icon on the website.

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