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    Tinycon

    A small library for manipulating the favicon, in particular adding alert bubbles and changing images.
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    Tinycon

    A small library for manipulating the favicon, in particular adding alert bubbles and changing images. Tinycon gracefully falls back to a number in title approach for browsers that don't support canvas or dynamic favicons.

    See the Live Demo here.

    Documentation

    Tinycon adds a single object to the global namespace and does not require initialization.

    Installation

    Install with your favorite package manager.

    npm install tinycon --save
    
    yarn add tinycon
    

    Basic Usage

    Tinycon.setBubble(6);
    

    Options

    Tinycon can take a range of options to customize the look

    • width: the width of the alert bubble
    • height: the height of the alert bubble
    • font: a css string to use for the fontface (recommended to leave this)
    • color: the foreground font color
    • background: the alert bubble background color
    • fallback: should we fallback to a number in brackets for browsers that don't support canvas/dynamic favicons? Boolean, or use the string 'force' to ensure a title update even in supported browsers.
    • abbreviate: should tinycon shrink large numbers such as 1000 to an abbreviated version (1k). Boolean, defaults to true
    Tinycon.setOptions({
        width: 7,
        height: 9,
        font: '10px arial',
        color: '#ffffff',
        background: '#549A2F',
        fallback: true
    });
    

    AMD support

    Tinycon can also be used as an asynchronous module.

    require([
        'tinycon.js'
    ], function (T) {
    
        T.setOptions({
            width: 7,
            height: 9,
            font: '10px arial',
            color: '#ffffff',
            background: '#549A2F',
            fallback: true
        });
    
        T.setBubble(7);
    
    });
    

    Browser Support

    Tinycon has been tested to work completely in the following browsers. Older versions may be supported, but haven't been tested:

    • Chrome 15+
    • Firefox 9+
    • Opera 11+

    Currently the library degrades to title update in the following browsers:

    • Internet Explorer 9
    • Safari 5

    Development

    To produce the minified file run grunt uglify

    License / Credits

    Tinycon is released under the MIT license. It is simple and easy to understand and places almost no restrictions on what you can do with Tinycon. More Information

    Tinycon was inspired by Notificon

    Download

    Releases are available for download from GitHub.

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