I would like to achieve what Acquia did on https://dev.twitter.com/. When you sign in, you can see the user picture and the user name in the right end of the menu bar and that is what I need.
I made just some basic attempts yet:
First I tried to use the Menu Token module. Tried to put user picture and user name tokens into the title. Then I realized, that you can't put html in the menu item title as it goes through check_plain() (and it is good that way). Other problem with this was, that the menu item was shown for Anonymous users as well, and the user name was "Anonymous".
I'm using the Omega theme.
The twist on the whole problem is, that I would like to use the Superfish module as well (drop-down as on the Twitter site), and it has its own theme function for building/rendering the menu items.
I can think of a possible solution, that would be a custom theme function and a menu link alter, so that I add an image besides the title. But the Superfish module won't handle the image added to the "raw" link. Correct me if I am wrong...