I’m trying to add some new functionality to my website, and am realizing that before I build anything, I need a better understanding of what things are called, and if they are all the same things or not?!
What is the difference between…
A Profile Pic
Right now, I allow users to upload a Photo - which is really a “Thumbnail” - and that appears in the following places…
1.) Member Profile
2.) Member Posts
3.) Private Messages
In the past I just called the uploaded file a “Profile Pic”, but now I am looking at giving people the option to choose from a list of pre-made “Avatars” if they don’t want to show themselves.
So did my “Profile Pic” just become an “Avatar”??
But I don’t think you really use the term “Avatar” for what is displayed in a Member’s Profile, right?
See my confusion…
To be clean, for now, a Member only gets to upload one WhatChaMaCallIt_, but that could be a <photo> or a <pre-made illustration> that I provide in my gallery.
Anyways, I could use some help understanding what different names mean, and getting the “language & lingo” down before I start building new functionality, because it will impact how I design things!!