I love this effect, but I had to remove it from my app. If you were only using it on a page that is navigated away from, then this will work great, most likely.
It feels like were devolving to the old websites of flashy and blinking images trying to lure people in. Don't get me wrong though, it is neat! But... Where is that disable favicon extension now?
This might be useful for slow file uploads, but eventually animated favicons will be abused and subsequently disabled in later browser versions. See "window.status".
Piecon 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 falls back to title updates for the following browsers:
- Internet Explorer 9
- Safari 5
Similarly for a page that auto-refreshes, it could indicate that interval.
This could be very useful for an in-tab "progress bar".
User-Agent: Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; en) Presto/2.10.289 Version/12.00