Charis Tsevis is a Pro Member of Flickr since 2005 and back in 2008 he even used the site as his website for some time. So when Yahoo!, who owns Flickr, asked him to create a part of the new, revised edition of Flickr, he was more than excited. They previously collaborated on the London 2012 Yahoo! coverage so he knew they were a pleasure to work with.
Flickr has decided to replace the default avatar used for new accounts. The old avatar (aka “Howdy”) is retiring, and will be replaced with more vibrant options. As part of the upgrade Flickr will be displaying avatars at larger sizes throughout the Flickr product.
The new avatars had to reflect several key aspects of the Flickr products and community:
• Flickr is photo / photography centric
• Colorful – include the use of our brand colors
• Individual / personal
Flickr avatars will continue to be shown as square images. They must work at across a range of sizes including those listed here: 48×48 px, 96×96 px (retina), 150×150 px, 300×300 px (retina).
Houke de Kwant is a 30 year old frontend developer from the Netherlands and the creator of TheArtHunters (former Daily Inspiration, which was started as part of his study). He is currently working as a front-end developer at Ivaldi, an internet agency in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.