I was updating one of my blogs this week and used one of the new responsive themes available from Studiopress. The results are great by the way! It's not one of my ‘biz' sites so I won't share the link here.
Tweaking the design, I noticed how ‘off' the default gravatar looks compared to the rest of the site. (The default gravatar is usually that little ‘mystery man' graphic or some other bland image that appears when your author or comment author hasn't set up a gravatar to go with their email address yet.)
Wondering if there were a way to brand that little item too, I went looking for plugins. Sure enough there is one that works like a charm. It's the ‘Add New Default Avatar‘ plugin which you can find my searching for it within your WP dashboard – or get more info here.
You can see how my new default gravatar looks in the image below.
If you leave a comment and you do have a gravatar set up, your image will show – if you don't, my little Solo Smarts guy will. Neat, right?