Common Bigoven URLs

BigOven uses a set of URLs to describe the location of common resources.

How Can I Link to a BigOven user?

http://www.bigoven.com/user/{username}
Many of the API queries result in usernames being returned. Feel free to link to their BigOven page from within your app or website.

How Can I Link to a BigOven glossary entry?

http://www.bigoven.com/glossary/{term}

How Can I Get Image Thumbnails for Recipes and User Avatars?

V2 of the API introduces the Photo URL. Photo URLs are of the form:

http://photos.bigoven.com/{...}/filename.jpg.
            

You can easily generate a square image size for any photo simply by appending the parameters h and w, such as:

url size
https://photos.bigoven.com/recipe/hero/avocado-tomato-salad-534a1f.jpg full
https://photos.bigoven.com/recipe/hero/avocado-tomato-salad-534a1f.jpg?h=64&w=64 64px by 64px square
https://photos.bigoven.com/recipe/hero/avocado-tomato-salad-534a1f.jpg?h=128&w=128 128px by 128px square

These images are cached on a worldwide CDN, bringing low latency times for most users around the world.

Images are rounded to the nearest available square without going over. That is, if you pass it h=271&w=271, you'll get the 256x256 square. The templated sizes for recipe images are: 16, 36, 48, 64, 120, 128, 256, 700, 960, 1080, 1280 and full size.

Similiarly, for user avatars, you can fetch them in 36, 48, 64, 128, 256 and 512 px squares. Fetching images currently does not count against your request limit.