jQuery Plugin To Create Text Avatars From User Names - Avatarme

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jQuery Plugin To Create Text Avatars From User Names - Avatarme

Avatarme is a super tiny jQuery plugin which allows you to create a circular text avatar by picking the first letter from each word of a phrase (user name).

How to use it:

1. Load the latest jQuery library and the jQuery Avatarme plugin at the end of the document.

<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="src/jquery.avatarme-1.0.min.js"></script>

2. Wrap an user name into an Html element.

<span class="user-name">jQuery Script Net</span>

3. Initialize the plugin to generate a text avatar from the user name.

  var $userName = $('.user-name');
  if ($userName.length) {
      avatarClass: 'avatar-me',
      max: 3 // maximum letters displayed in the avartar

4. Style the text avatar whatever you like in the CSS.

.avatar-me-wrapper {
  min-height: 48px;
  overflow: hidden;
  padding-left: 58px;
  position: relative;

.avatar-me {
  background-color: #e74c3c;
  color: #fff;
  display: block;
  height: 48px;
  left: 0;
  overflow: hidden;
  padding: 0 10px;
  position: absolute;
  text-align: center;
  text-overflow: ellipsis;
  text-transform: uppercase;
  top: 0;
  white-space: nowrap;
  width: 48px;
  -webkit-border-radius: 50%;
  -moz-border-radius: 50%;
  border-radius: 50%;
  -webkit-box-sizing: border-box;
  -moz-box-sizing: border-box;
  box-sizing: border-box;

.avatar-me {
  line-height: 48px;
  font-size: 18px;
  font-weight: 300;

/* For mobile */
@media screen and (min-width: 481px) {

.avatar-me-wrapper {
  min-height: 64px;
  padding-left: 79px;

.user-name { line-height: 64px; }

.avatar-me {
  height: 64px;
  width: 64px;

.avatar-me { font-size: 24px; }


Change log:


  • update plugin options

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by lbphuc. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.