Drill Tip: Upgrading Your Twitter Profile [w/PSD Header Template]
This week, Twitter rolled out the availability of their new profile design. This new design gives brands the space to present more visual detail about their brand in a way that was only previously available for big advertisers.
First, Twitter now places your profile icon against a header much like Facebook and Google+ have done. Here are a few guidelines on creating an image for your header:
- Until you upload an image, your profile will remain in the old design
- Your image should be 1252 pixels wide by x 626 pixels tall
- Avoid using light backgrounds as most of the text that Twitter will overlay will be white
- If you want to get creative, use the PSD template below to create a header image that works with how Twitter will overlay your profile image and text.
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Second, Twitter now allows you more options to control your background image. You can now left align, right align or center your background image giving you more creative flexibility. You can also now specify a white or black translucent overlay between your design and the Twitter feed.
All of the cool new options can be found by logging into your Twitter profile and then going to https://twitter.com/settings/design.