Creating a personalised Twitter background

Twitter Background Design Tips What size should the new Twitter design background be?Twitter page2

The new Twitter layout is wider than the original one. So, if you want to design your background for all to be able to see every detail of your personalised design, then that would only give you  41 pixels of space on each side to personalise.

The majority of users (apparently 72%) will have their screen resolutions set to 1280 x 800. So that gives you a little bit more space each side (approx 107 pixels).  So you can pretty much double your personal branding if you design so that the 72% can see it).

See how we have done things at Carvill Creative and with my personal account - @michellecarvill, we’re playing it safe with just 41 pixels each side in our designs.

The backgrounds you insert are images and therefore, don't offer 'click throughs' on promos and social marketing icons - however, at least they reference that certain elements are available.

Another element to consider is designing the content in a Vertical way - running your content vertically, so it reads ‘sideways’ . As we've done with our Carvill Creative logo down the right hand side.

However, that’s good for big words, logos and large statements as you can run it the length of the screen.  But if you want to get detail across, you may need to do use the traditional reading left to right way (as the left hand column of our background.

Hope that helps. If you want a Twitter background designing, one of our design team will happily create one for you - simply email

Happy Tweeting.

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@Michelle Carvill is owner and Marketing Director at Carvill Creative - a graphic design and digital marketing services agency based in Maidenhead, Berkshire.  The agency  focuses on helping businesses with their online visibility – covering social media marketing and social media training, user focused design and conversion focused website design.

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