Easily create web shortcuts (Yahoo, Gmail) on the Unity Launcher/Springboard
Unity-shell has brought a lot of changes in Natty Narwhal and also plenty of room for customization.
One important aspect/part of Unity is the launcher/Springboard which already has various hide effects (fade, slide, fade&slide) and supports drag&drop (one can easily put an app from the dash on the launcher and "Keep in launcher").
Chrome/ium transforms a web page into a shortcut with almost no trouble and that respective shortcuts can be dragged&dropped on the launcher, hence making a nice web shortcut quite easily.
How do we do it?
Go to your favorite web page (Gmail, Yahoo, etc), click on the Chrome/ium's wrench-->Tools-->Create Application Shortcuts-->select Desktop-->click "Create"-->drag&drop it to the launcher
The icons won't be high-quality (in most cases), so, to set your desired custom icon, right-click on the shortcut (from the desktop)-->Properties-->drag&drop your custom icon into the "bad" icon
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