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Webvatar is a service that provides direct URLs for <img> tags when you have the domain, or website address, of the user.

Thus, by using <img src="http://webvatar.com/:website"> (with or without the scheme -- http:// or https://) you can shorten your need for servers and microformats2 parsing and still get people's pictures.

Webvatar was rewritten in [Go https://github.com/fiatjaf/webvatar/blob/master/web.go] from its original Python code and is now between 5 and 10 times faster than before (it also uses Cloudflare cache and an internal Redis cache helper to increase speed even more). It has support for microformats2 u-photo and [rel="icon"] and a lot of nice fallbacks (mostly borrowed from other public services) for when no image is found.

As of September 3, 2015, Webvatar supports major silos like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, GitHub, Google+ and Trello URLs, so webvatar.com/https://twitter.com/fulano and variations will work. See examples below.


Source Code

The Webvatar source code is available on Github. Feel free to fork it and submit pull requests, or just report bugs or suggest things.

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