Introduction:You don't still have that generic twitter background, do you? Really? Well, it doesn't do your original and thought provoking tweets justice. You need a background that reflects your personality. Why don't you try one of these ideas?
Twitter is all about connecting. Networking. Keeping your peeps updated on what is going on it your life. (Aw, man. You're the one who tweets about getting coffee and then does a follow up tweet when you add creamer, aren't you? Stop that.) Since you love all the folks who follow you, why not turn those smiley squares into one big background for your Twitter page? Twilk pulls their profile photos and sticks them on a special background that is uniquely you.
For awhile, my Twitter page had an awesome background I made from a tiled photo of a peacock's tail. Right now, it is an old church lantern. You could use a photo of your dog, a favorite flower, an architectural detail, or just about anything else that makes a nice pattern. (Nice pattern, I said. No one wants to stare at a photo of the moldy cheese from the back of the fridge reproduced a zillion times. People use Twitter on their lunch breaks!) Changing your page to a tiled background is as easy as going to settings under your profile, choosing design and going to change background image. Before you upload the new image, make sure you check the tile box. Presto! An original tiled background for your Twitter page.
If you don't like the tiled look, you can upload a complete background. You just need a Twitter background template. When you upload the finished product, you do the same thing for a tiled background, except for checking the tile box. I did a lovely real cloud background after the peacock tiles. It was pretty easy. (The only templates I found were for Photoshop. I'm sure there is one for other software out there. I just haven't come across it.)
Themeleon is another option Twitter offers. I haven't used it myself, but you are supposed to be able to find thousands of background patterns there. It sounds like a good choice for someone who tries to take a photo of a bird and ends up with a picture of their thumb.
Another one I've never used. That's sort of like trying to recommend a coffee flavor when you don't drink coffee, isn't it. (I'm sure the kumquat lemonade flavor is delicious. Want me to get you a cup?) However, it does look promising. It is supposed to make it easy for you to create a colorful background, even if you have the design skills of a mouse with a twitch. (Okay, I exaggerated a bit. It is for people who don't have the ability to use programs like Photoshop and don't have confidence in their design abilities.
Now that you have some options for creating a new Twitter background, I expect to see some action. No more generic blue clouds. Let's see some knock your socks off, exciting backgrounds! (Uh, you. Yes. With the lime green and orange swirl background. That's a bit too exciting. Maybe a happy medium?)
Good list, thanks.
I still have the boring, default twitter background. Just got some good ideas from you. Thanks!
My Twitter background is tiled pictures of a photo I took of my I-Tunes visualizer in mid-motion as it was playing along to some house music. haha Great list! Thanks for sharing your ideas. :)
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