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Can the site be updated to use Windows 8.1 favicon/livetile support?

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I switched to Windows 8.1 recently and would love it if your site generated proper tiles when bookmarked. I found a generator that will put the code together for you and tested it with a website on my own server to confirm it was working.

Here's the site with the generator: http://www.buildmypinnedsite.com/

And here is an example of the code:

<head>
<meta name="application-name" content="Pokemon DB"/>
<meta name="msapplication-TileColor" content="#ed6323"/>
<meta name="msapplication-square70x70logo" content="tiny.png"/>
<meta name="msapplication-square150x150logo" content="square.png"/>
<meta name="msapplication-wide310x150logo" content="wide.png"/>
<meta name="msapplication-square310x310logo" content="large.png"/>
<title>PokemonDB</title>
</head>
asked Sep 5, 2013 by bagelbyheart
That's not a bad idea at all. It wouldn't take too long either. +1
I would use this so much. ++
Jeez that's a lot of crap to add to a page just to get one icon to show. Do you have a screenshot of how it looks currently?
I don't have a screenshot yet, but I'll attach one in a second. Regardless, it doesn't have to be added to the every page. You can also add a file named 'browserconfig.xml' to the root of the webdir with the following in it. (make sure to link the images correctly)

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<browserconfig>
<msapplication>
<tile>
 <square70x70logo src="tiny.png"/>
 <square150x150logo src="square.png"/>
 <wide310x150logo src="wide.jpg"/>
 <square310x310logo src="large.jpg"/>
 <TileColor>#c21dc2</TileColor>
</tile>
</msapplication>
</browserconfig>
You can also add some additional information and it will provide RSS updates in the tile. I haven't used this portion personally, so I can't explain the values, but I think the site goes over it in more detail.

<notification>
 <polling-uri src="http://notifications.buildmypinnedsite.com/?feed= &amp;id=1"/>
 <polling-uri2 src="http://notifications.buildmypinnedsite.com/?feed= &amp;id=2"/>
 <polling-uri3 src="http://notifications.buildmypinnedsite.com/?feed= &amp;id=3"/>
 <polling-uri4 src="http://notifications.buildmypinnedsite.com/?feed= &amp;id=4"/>
 <polling-uri5 src="http://notifications.buildmypinnedsite.com/?feed= &amp;id=5"/>
 <frequency>30</frequency>
 <cycle>1</cycle>
</notification>

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