This is a discussion on Home screen bookmarks within the iPad General Discussions forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by Odin Interesting. I will give it a try. On what sites has that worked for you? Facebook, Appshopper, World of Warcraft, Best ...
I figured out what I was doing wrong. You have to navigate to the site where the image is away from google. I was leaving the top frame from google on the page. I clicked close frame and did it again and it worked no problem with creating the icon. Only problem is I can't get it to go to Google. lol. I will edit this if I figure it out.
EDIT: Ok, think I am good to go. I was just using www.google.com you need to use http:// in front.
Thanks Gamal for posting this incredible website. I will be using this a TON!!!!
Last edited by Odin; 05-19-2010 at 05:01 PM.
iPad 1st Gen 64G WIFI
You are very welcome. I know you will enjoy having beautiful home screens like I had.
I certainly will. Does the image I use need to remain on the Internet or is it fine once I use it. You could potentially make your own images and host them somewhere for custom icons right?
iPad 1st Gen 64G WIFI
The pictures you use do not need to stay on the internet, they are stored on Soft Use server the first time you use them. And you can definitely host your own custom images and use them. What I do for this purpose is very simple. I upload any custom images I want to use to my Picasa web albums ( You must use only a Picasa public album, not an unlisted or password protected album ) and navigate to the desired image and copy its link in Soft Use webclip screen.
I've not been able to get this to work. BUT, I did make them for the ipad-candy site. Designer I'm not but technically I understand what needs to happen: Homescreen webclip for your ipad iPad equipment and software
Enjoy, I hope this helps with your own site!
I too have been unsuccessful trying to create my own bookmark icons for websites that do not have one. I tried to bookmark a site and get a plain white square. I tried the above instructions but still am having a hard time getting it to work. It will work on my computer fine, but when I do the exact same thing on my iPad, I get a white box with a blue question mark like it isn't supported.
There are two apps available in the Apple Store that'll do the work for you of creating a nice-looking icon on your springboard. They are Touch Icon Creator and Iconizer (both $.99 USD).
They both help you create icons for e-mail and URLs, while Iconizer will also allow you to set up a short cut/bookmark to make Facetime calls or Skype calls/chats. Note that I've not tried the latter two.
You find a picture of your choice (I usually use the logo of the web site ... or a picture of someone whose e-mail I'm setting up) - save it to your [default] Photo app. Then, launch either icon and walk through the steps and ta da! Nice icons on the desktop.
I've used both and they work great. Of course, and as always, YMMV.