I have been getting a few emails about my favicon, asking me how I animated it. So I figured I would write a short post explaining how I did it on my WordPress blog.

First of all I created an animated GIF that was 16×16 in size and about 20 frames long. I used the easy GIF animator. Click here to download. (free no restrictions trial)

I named my animated .GIF  “favicon.gif”

then I uploaded it to the root folder of my site. Once I had done this I pasted the following code

into my header.php, in between the </head> tags.

and it was done.

I already had a static favicon.ico and this code allows for both. You dont need to remove your original favicon if you have one. In the event that a browser will not play the animated GIF it will show the static one instead.

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