The big “new” thing last week as the new Twitter profile page. In this brief twitter tutorial, I will show you how to set up your page & customize your header theme. There is lots of talk about how this page works and doesn’t work for the majority of Twitter users. The biggest problem for most users is the annoying black overlay that accompanies the new header designs; for many brands, such as my own, this overlay just does not match the rest of my graphic designs. Despite this, in a few easy steps, I will show you how to change your Twitter header for all the world to see.
TWEET THIS TUTORIAL:
Bring Your Twitter Header Up to Date with this Easy Twitter Tutorial ow.ly/e0pz5 Don’t be left behind, update your page today!
— Kater’s Acres (@katersacres) September 26, 2012
Are you ready to dive in and bring your Twitter profile page up to date? If so, then follow the steps for this tutorial on sprucing up your Twitter page.
DESIGN A GRAPHIC HEADER:
As we have talked about in other Build Your Brand posts, your graphics should match or resemble each other across all your social media platforms. In order to accomplish this small feat, you will need to create a graphic image for yourself. Twitter gives the size specifics at 1200×600 pixels.
Here is the header that I designed (please notice how cute it looks before Twitter adds its black overlay) for my Twitter page to compliment my graphics, Parker’s cute smile is the banner with a small parker in the left corner and of course a spot for my avatar that Twitter has pre-assigned the positioning.
WHAT TO REMEMBER:
- Your new graphics should match your branding across your other social media platforms (same colors, fonts, logo, imagery, etc).
- Make sure it fits the 1200×600 pixels and use a graphic editing program to get it right.
- You can also customize your background as well as your header image. I have done both on my Twitter page, though you do not have to do the same.
EDIT YOUR PROFILE:
FIND THE DESIGN PAGE:
UPLOAD YOUR GRAPHIC:
The final step is the easiest. All you have to do is upload your new graphic to your Twitter page. If you find it doesn’t quite fit, edit your graphic in your graphic editing program, resave, and upload again. Repeat these steps until your profile looks exactly like you want.
And now your Twitter profile page is perfect! If you need some advice on designing graphics for your Etsy Store & all your social media platforms, read through the “Build Your Brand” series here on this blog and you will find lots of helpful tips and information to help you along your way to become an online destination!