A profile photo is a photo or other image typically used to identify the author of a post, a social media profile, or an entire personal site.
Profile photos are usually found on a person’s homepage, as part of their profile, as a website icon, and next to their name where their name is used to identify the author of a post or comment. Profile photos are also sometimes used in facepiles.
Profile photos identify people and should be marked up using h-card. Often they’ll be part of a large h-card containing other information, but a single img element can be used alone (or nested in an anchor) to create an h-card:
<a class="h-card" href="https://example.com"> <img src="/photo.jpg" alt="Author Name" /> </a>
See also: How to use a profile photo as a website icon.
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The current profile photo is also used as the site’s icon.
- IndieWeb Avatar, yet another Eleventy Image Service API
- Google has a custom URL that will return a 16x16 favicon for any site using the pattern https://www.google.com/s2/favicons?domain=example.com
- capjamesg hosts a service called avtr.dev that lets you retrieve an avatar given a URL.