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Topic # 27366 23-Oct-2008 14:42 Send private message



[Wonders who actually decided on this...]




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  Reply # 173070 23-Oct-2008 14:44 Send private message

You should have taken a screenshot. It's gone now.






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  Reply # 173071 23-Oct-2008 14:45 Send private message

freitasm: You should have taken a screenshot. It's gone now.

Really? Did a complete refresh and it's still there...




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  Reply # 173078 23-Oct-2008 15:21 Send private message

Take a screenshot for us now then - it must be cached on your machine :-)



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  Reply # 173080 23-Oct-2008 15:24 Send private message

scottjpalmer: Take a screenshot for us now then - it must be cached on your machine :-)

I've already downloaded it, just in case that it does go off the radar:
(this copy is from ImageShack)



Imagine this at the top of your screen peeping... hmm...




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  Reply # 173083 23-Oct-2008 15:36 Send private message

Ahhh I see, thanks

And yes, that would be a little distracting

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  Reply # 173100 23-Oct-2008 16:20 Send private message

manhinli:

[Wonders who actually decided on this...]



I wonder what it means?


Going down......ah la Aerosmith?

Going down......ah la your download speeds?

Going down......ah la our customer service?


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  Reply # 173121 23-Oct-2008 17:35 Send private message

I saw it had changed to the static face from having no favicon at all and asked if it could be animated. http://forums.slingshot.co.nz/viewtopic.php?t=1972

The face start's out down, so it;s moving up and down.  I think it's nice and if you don't like it you can disable the animation enter about:config into the address bar and enter image.animation_mode into the search and change it to play only once. image.animation_mode once

It doesn't work in all browsers.



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  Reply # 173122 23-Oct-2008 17:41 Send private message

hellonearthisman: I saw it had changed to the static face from having no favicon at all and asked if it could be animated. http://forums.slingshot.co.nz/viewtopic.php?t=1972

Nice...

TelstraClear still lags behind... they've still got no favicon up yet




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  Reply # 173127 23-Oct-2008 18:05 Send private message

imo, it should start up (rather than down) and be smooth in both directions. The jerking is far more annoying than it actually moving...




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  Reply # 173244 24-Oct-2008 02:26 Send private message

manhinli: Imagine this at the top of your screen peeping... hmm...


I think it's quite a cool unique favicon.  I don't glace at the top of my screen often so I wouldn't find it distracting.

The funny thing is when companies install off-the-shelf software (Joomla is a good example) and don't bother to change it.  You can spot a Joomla favicon a mile off.




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Reply # 173256 24-Oct-2008 08:12 Send private message

I still don't see it. Not even when visiting their pages. Perhaps TelstraClear having problems? Anyone please care to post a screenshot?

(Also because the OP posted a direct link and if in the future they change the favicon this discussion will make no sense).







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  Reply # 173259 24-Oct-2008 08:19 Send private message

freitasm:

I still don't see it. Not even when visiting their pages. Perhaps TelstraClear having problems? Anyone please care to post a screenshot?

(Also because the OP posted a direct link and if in the future they change the favicon this discussion will make no sense).





He has posted a link to it hosted with imageshack, http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=81&TopicId=27366&page_no=1#173080.

Now that you tell me about it, I find it a little annoying, at first I did not even notice it.

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Reply # 173260 24-Oct-2008 08:22 Send private message

Oh, I see. Creepy little guy.




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  Reply # 173288 24-Oct-2008 09:55 Send private message

nate:
I think it's quite a cool unique favicon.  I don't glace at the top of my screen often so I wouldn't find it distracting.


I agree - I think it's a pretty cool use of their branding, and subtle enough not to be distracting.. but then, how often and how long would anyone spend on the slingshot website anyway?




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  Reply # 173308 24-Oct-2008 11:15 Send private message

Shows up on my system (TC cable, Khandallah).  Do not find it a problem just visiting the site.

Call Plus favicon is also now annimated.  That may be more of an issue for me as I have it at the link bar on the top of my browser.  I like distinctive icons there - makes it easier to home in on the site I want quickly with very short text captions so I can squeeze more on the bar (Gmail, NZ Post, AirNZ, Qantas, Yellow Pages, etc all good examples).

But an animmated icon at the top of every web page I visit?  Not so certain about that.  Will have to see.

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