So, you've made a great website to show off your photography or artwork, and you want people to revisit the site as often as possible. Ideally they'll save it as a favourite or a bookmark in their browser and pop by from time to time to check your new content. Chances are, you'll already have created a favicon
for your site as a way of keeping your brand/logo visible in the address of the browser and favourites bar, and this works in a similar way.
For visitors to your site on an iPhone or iPad, they're faced with the option when saving a URL (in iOS5) to save it to their iOS bookmarks or add the link to the homepage on the device. In iOS6, there are more options to share the link, but the central choice is still 'add to homepage'
. If they choose this option, an icon is created automatically on the device homepage by cropping a small area of the current page and then they can choose their own name for the new bookmark.
If you're forward thinking enough to have created your own app then you'll already have created a custom icon for the homepage of the various iOS devices, but to get that professional look of an app in only a few minutes, follow these simple instructions:
27 September, 2012