Even more fun for commenters!by Mitch on 16/01/2005
Alright, for all you crazy kids who listen to my ramblings and post comments, in the immortal words of Homer Simpson, “Here comes fun!” For those of you who do not know, one of the trendiest things to come out for us webloggers in recent times is Gravatar (Globally recongnized avatar).
Everyone has been to at least one forum in their life and seen users with avatars. And for those fortunate enough to become a part of such a community, you probably even had an avatar of your own. And for those who have not, well you still probably have the next best thing sitting on the right hand side of your MSN Messenger.
Sorry, I got on a little tangent there. Now, the point of Gravatar is to give you one avatar that you can use on any Gravatar-enabled website. For example if you create a Gravatar account and then upload your image, from now on when you comment here your graphic will be shown next to your comment. Or cooler still, if you go over to another site like Binary Bonzai, the same graphic will show up there too!
To quote the Gravatar website:
A gravatar, or globally recognized avatar, is quite simply an 80Ã—80 pixel avatar image that follows you from weblog to weblog appearing beside your name when you comment on gravatar enabled sites. Avatars help identify your posts on web forums, so why not on weblogs?
So, if you are a regular commenter, why not create an account and upload your avatar? Hell, if you want I will even help you create your own 80 by 80 and even help you with uploading it! So get cracking!