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Fancy Creating your Own Twitter Background?

Posted on | November 23, 2009 | 1 Comment

Whether Twitter is dying or not getting a Twitter background can help enhance your profile and help create a brand identity for you or your company.

It might not seem like the most important thing to do and in all honesty it’s really down to you but consider the following  -

1. Creating your own Twitter background helps you express yourself apart from the other Twitter users

2. Want people to be able to quickly find your details and get in contact..  Display them on your background then..

3. Building a brand or generating business interest?  A Twitter background helps show you are serious and can help people’s decision in whether or not they follow you

The great thing about creating these backgrounds is that you don’t have to spend money on them.  You don’t have to be that creative guy who sits in a dark room coming up with the latest web 2.0 brand logos worth millions..

To help you on your way here’s a starting list of sites that help you build your own Twitter backgrounds, with your own photos or template backgrounds.

1. MyTweetSpace: MyTweetSpace is definately one of the easiest ways to create your very own Twitter background and with minimal effort to boot. Users can create badges, add graphics, play with text, and much more such as creating elegant backgrounds and left-hand text columns. MyTweetSpace even lets you log in with Twitter and automatically update your background.

2. TwitterBacks: TwitterBacks provides a growing set of templates perfect for creating your ideal Twitter background. The templates come in PSD (Photoshop) form and are easy to install through the Setting tab on your Twitter account.

3. TweetStyle: TweetStyle offers a range of free background templates together with custom Twitter backgrounds, and a few useful blog posts on the subject of the backdrop.  Perfect for the person that needs a little more information on what they are doing and how to do it properly.

4. Free Twitter Designer: This great little app gives you access to an easy-to-use image editor to help you create a professional-looking theme in under 2 minutes.  Perfect for people testing out Twitter backgrounds.

5. TwitBacks (Twitbacks): Twitbacks, yet another great tool for creating Twitter backgrounds. This one specializes in left-hand column-based backgrounds, a growing trend in Twitter backgrounds.

6. TwitterGallery: TwitterGallery is a large directory of themes based on color and category. TwitterGallery allows you to click the “install” button under any theme, log into Twitter, and boooom!…your new background is ready.

7. Peekr (Peekr): If you stumble across a nice Twitter background and want to take a more detailed look into it’s raw form, the Peekr bookmarklet is the way to go. Click on the bookmarklet once to show only the background, and press it again to bring everything back to normal.

8. TwitterBackGrounds : TwitterBackGrounds claim to have the largest selection of free Twitter backgrounds and each design is made by them in house so you can be sure that the masses don’t have the same background as you. A nice gimmick they offer, you can have their “world class artists” design you a completely custom Twitter background.

So you have the sites to help build your Twitter background so why not take a look at these sites that help run through further do’s and dont’s -

Spoongraphics – http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/tutorials/twitter-background-design-how-to-and-best-practices

CNET – http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10401006-2.html


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One Response to “Fancy Creating your Own Twitter Background?”

  1. Nick
    November 27th, 2009 @ 3:43 pm

    looks interesting

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