I’ve used Twitter more and more over the past few months, and have fully embraced it’s ability to help me communicate to the masses. Recently I was using a custom Hi-Res Twitter image from a Satellite at night, which is fun – but lacks any substance or branding. I spent the last few days crafting a new custom Twitter background that helps me speak about my activities and projects with the masses better! I’ve included a sidebar on the left with my sites, and short projects list – check it out below:
Honestly, it’s very simple – just follow these 5 crucial things when building your custom Twitter background and you’ll have it done in no time:
#1 – Ensure that you allow proper padding for any graphics placed to the left of the main content area (aka: “left sidebar”) because the content area shifts left and right depending on the browser’s window size (about 150 pix wide recommended).
#2 – Logically a bigger computer screens will cover up graphics placed to the right side of the sidebar – and naturally shift content accordingly.
#3 – Small font/images/text will become pixelated depending on the output quality of your image. This is why it is very important to follow step #4…
#4 – Make your template/image 1920×1200 pixels in size. This will be the most compatible with the masses computer screens. But, don’t feel constrained – your welcome to change the template size to whatever you like!
#5 – Always respect the copyrights of photographers and designers; when in doubt ask permission before using and anyone’s photos or designs unmodified. I honestly feel that emulation, is the best form of flattery!
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