Creating Twitter Backgrounds for Twits And Other Self Acknowledged Dum-Dums
If you want to spend hours on this little project then google "twitter backgrounds" and get some really detailed information.
But, at the end of the day – what I discovered was the tried and true, classic KISS formula:
Keep It Simple, Stupid.
The Only 3 Things You Really Need To Know:
1. What makes a good background?
2. Technical stuff.
3. How to upload your background.
Good Backgrounds: Patterns, or images that don’t really have a focal point like a sky or a field of flowers.
Customize your background by compositing your photo and some text about yourself. Let people get a glimpse of your life. Use the upper left corner, 120 pixels from the left and 500 pixels down. 45 pixels down from the top will line you up with the Twitter logo.
Note: Anything outside of this space is subject to be covered up by the Twitter template – so keep that in mind if you want to add things to the right side. There are so many variables, monitor resolution, size of browser windows that effect how your photo shows up in the browser window.
The Specs: < 800k, 72 ppi, and jpg, png, or gif file format.
No larger than 2048 pixels x 1700 pixels.
Mine was 1440 x 722 and the bottom of the image doesn’t show up. Go figure.
If possible, exaggerate the color in your photo editor as the color will shift when you bring it into Twitter. Trust me, Dummies don’t need to know why – that would be another article.
Uploading Your Background: Log-in to your Twitter account.
Click on “Settings” in the upper right navigation bar
Click on Design > Change background image
Find your image and upload.
Save changes and presto – you’re DONE.
Be sure to add a fun photo of yourself under “settings” >“picture.” Keep it to 700k, and the same format, jpg, gif, png.
Go. Follow. Be followed.
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