Gravatar > No Gravatar. Uh, i don’t get it, what’s a Gravatar?
“A gravatar, or globally recognized avatar, is a 80×80 pixel avatar image that follows you from blog to blog appearing beside your name when you comment on gravatar enabled sites.”
Sounds awesome doesn’t it? but it must be super hard to do, right? wrong!
“Signing up for a gravatar.com account is FREE, and all that’s required is your email address.”
Just upload your personalized avatar, whether it is a Simpson’s character, an 8 bit graphic, your lovely face, or your cat Marmalade, and shizzam your gravatar will identify your quirky individuality when ever you comment on most blogs (especially mine) and web forums. and from a design perspective, it just looks cooler than a set empty gravatar place holder that usually makes you look like you’re under witness protection.
So whacha waiting for? Sign up for a gravatar already!
PS. Remember that the gravatar is assigned to one email address. so be sure to use the same email every time you comment, or it won’t appear.
PPS. The person with the best gravatar will win this lovely swan ice sculpture. that’s a lie. it’s already melted. it’s the thought that counts really. isn’t it?