Archive for September 12th, 2010

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Sep

Tip: Gravatar Support

So you may have noticed that Gravatar support for linking pictures to your email address is gaining support among various blog commenting platforms these days, but did you realize it’s really easy to add that support to your own app? And when we say really easy, seriously, it’s really easy. How easy is it? Here, it’s this easy:

The Gravatar API is ridiculously simple that, all you have to do is to convert the email address to a MD5 hash and send the MD5 hash to Gravatar which will then return you the image file you requested.

Indeed, that is easy. But to make it even easier, check out Mugunth Kumar’s Gravatar Helper on github; run it and …

trollsheepgravatar.png

… why yes, there’s our trollsheep in all his grinning glory!