Twitter Launches Design Changes
How to update your header image
It didn’t take long for Twitter to follow the lead of Facebook and Google+ and jump on the photo-centric design bandwagon. Earlier this week, Twitter rolled out a new look for its web and mobile platforms. The biggest changes in the redesign are a more prominent display of photos, as well as an option for a header image, which is similar to Facebook’s cover photo.
Other updates include a more customizable format for the background image, which now allow you to position your design on the left, center or right hand side of the screen, and a more consistent Twitter experience across the web, mobile and tablet applications.
To update your page click on “settings” (a drop-down option located to the right of the search bar on Twitter.com) and select “design.” As you scroll down, you’ll see an option to include a header image and updated background. The recommended size for a header image is 1200×600 and a maximum of 5MB. To reposition your background image, select left, center or right, this is located right below the “change background” option in design settings.
For brands, this change will provide an opportunity to showcase a more visual display of character. Contact the Text100 Design Hub for help creating updated background and header images, or for counsel on the most effective use of the space.