Gravatars - good or bad?

Discussion in 'Web Design & Coding' started by Mainframeguy, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

    London, UK
    What with blog site up - of course I get to fiddling and hopefully not messing up the clean design I'd like - so I am quite conflicted about whether to elect to include Gravatars.

    I did check for anything on forums but last thing is way back and unhelpful.

    My instinct is that until a blog is popular enough to have "dialog" kinda thing in comments then they're really clutter since their best use would be to at a glance spot poster. Unless it is worth it to make any comment replies from me stand out?

    opinions welcome...

    and if you're curious about the blog and my attempts to keep it clean, it links from my sig
  2. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

    United Kingdom
    It varies, sometimes a gravatar is a nice personal touch to the site, as is pavatar of course.
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

    Midlands, England
    I quite like the idea, keeping in mind that a default icon can be provided for those who don't supply a Gravatar recognised e-mail address.