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An avatar service used as a fallback to show something basic for a user.

class FallbackService(settings_manager_class)[source]

Bases: djblets.avatars.services.base.AvatarService

An avatar service used as a fallback.

This will display a simple avatar showing the first two characters of the user’s username, displayed on top of a background with a color based on the username.

This will automatically be used as a fallback if no other avatar backends are usable for the user.

avatar_service_id = u'fallback'[source]
name = u'Fallback'[source]
template_name = u'avatars/fallback.html'[source]
hidden = True[source]
render(request, user, size, template_name=None)[source]

Render a user’s avatar to HTML.

  • request (django.http.HttpRequest) – The HTTP request.
  • user (django.contrib.auth.models.User) – The user for whom the avatar is to be rendered.
  • size (int) – The requested avatar size (height and width) in pixels.
  • template_name (unicode, optional) – The name of the template to use for rendering.

The rendered avatar HTML.

Return type:



Return a background color for the avatar.

This will compute a basic HSL color for the avatar, based on the username.

Parameters:user (django.contrib.auth.models.User) – The user to generate the color for.
Returns:The resulting HSL color definition.
Return type:unicode
get_avatar_urls_uncached(user, size)[source]

Return the Gravatar URLs for the requested user.

dict: A dictionary containing the URLs of the user’s avatars at normal- and high-DPI.

Return the ETag data for the user’s avatar.

Parameters:user (django.contrib.auth.models.User) – The user.
Returns:The uniquely identifying information for the user’s avatar.
Return type:list of unicode