One functionality that yesterday’s iPhone software update added is the ability to bookmark webpages by adding “webclips” to the home screen. By default, the web clips are a very miniature version of the page but there is an easy way to make your webpage display an icon instead of an illegible blob.

The process and concept is just like creating a favicon. Making one for the NPPL took me about 6 minutes, start to finish. It look me at least twice as long to get a decent photograph of it!

Here’s a tutorial: HOWTO: iPhone Webclip Icons

How many users will be bookmarking library websites on their iPhones? I would guess a very small percentage of the 4,000,000 iPhone users. But just in case, spend a few minutes and make a web clip icon!