February 16, 2007 | Posted by Tom Werner
I’m pleased to announce the release of the all new gravatar.com 2.0! It’s the same great Gravatar you’ve come to know and love, now with more features and better scalability.
As always, you can sign up for free and get:
– One email address per account
– Two gravatars per account (and an easy way to switch between them)
Or upgrade to Gravatar Premium and get:
– Unlimited emails per account
– Unlimited gravatars per account (makes switching between them easy!)
Gravatar 2.0 allows you to upload any size image which you can then crop to your liking with the built in cropper, making it easy to get your images just the way you want them. In addition to uploading from disk, you can now choose an image off the internet, making it simple to use photos from Flickr or your favorite website.
While every gravatar will still have a rating, it will now be up to you to make that judgement call. Putting this power in your hands means no more long waits to see your image online, and makes possible our upcoming API that will allow you to manage your gravatars from external applications!
With G2 comes a brand new, highly scalable server architecture that will enable Gravatar to grow. The new architecture is backwards compatible with existing plugins, but introduces a new, simpler URL format for requesting gravatars. This new format will become the basis for an updated set of plugins that will be forthcoming. These new plugins will begin to leverage some of the exciting online identity enhancements that are already in the works.
This release is just the beginning of a big change in how users interact on the web. Keep an eye on this weblog for news about upcoming features and plugins.
Welcome to Your Identity—Online.