small gravatar node.js library
Small node.js library that generates gravatar url based on an email.
At first you need to install npm package:
npm install grvtr
Then you can require it in your project and pass an email string to the utility:
var grvtr = require'grvtr';firstname.lastname@example.org'; // returns [HASH]
Gravatar allows you to use several options
email@example.com'size: 200 // 1- 2048pxdefault: 'mm' // 'identicon', 'monsterid', 'wavatar', 'retro', 'blank'rating: 'g' // 'pg', 'r', 'x'secure: trueforcedefault: true;// returns [HASH]?params
You may request images anywhere from 1px up to 2048px, however requesting larger sizes may result in pixelation/low-quality images.
Possible values of default image:
404: do not load any image if none is associated with the email hash, instead return an HTTP 404 (File Not Found) response
mm: (mystery-man) a simple, cartoon-style silhouetted outline of a person (does not vary by email hash)
identicon: a geometric pattern based on an email hash
monsterid: a generated 'monster' with different colors, faces, etc
wavatar: generated faces with differing features and backgrounds
retro: awesome generated, 8-bit arcade-style pixelated faces
blank: a transparent PNG image
You can self-rate images indicating if an image is appropriate for a certain audience:
Use if you want to force the default image to always load set this property to
If you're displaying Gravatars on a page that is being served over SSL you can server gravatars via SSL as well while setting this one to
If you have some ideas or found a bug feel free to raise an issue.
For developing purposes, you can test it like:
or if you have jasmine-node installed globally with such command:
(c) 2013 Dmitri Voronianski