Twitter's profiles have updated yet again!
For any of you Tile Me! users out there, this may come as a frustration to you, as you've decorated your Twitter backgrounds with images your Windows Phone, Start Screen, and features.
Well do not fear! Ertay Shashko and I have been working hard to make sure Tile Me! will still work with the new Twitter Cover Photos.
In the past, designing backgrounds for Twitter profiles wasn't that difficult. You aligned the image either left, right, or center, and make your background off of that. Now if you're designing your own Twitter Photo Cover, you're going to need to know more specifics. Let's get started.
The Old Profile
If you recall, the current (old) Twitter design looked something like this.
The New Profile
Essentially, the main difference between the new and old designs are the new design highlights the cover photo more heavily and basically gets rid of the background image.
In the new design, the cover photo changes dynamically depending on your screen resolution. It's always anchored to the left, but the top and bottom of the image are not fixed. There seems to be some odd padding in effect.
After playing around with ti for some time, though, I have found out its secrets.
I've found that the perfect dimensions to use are a 2450 x 814 image and concentrate the most important elements within 2450 x 562 range from the center (see the guide below).
Bellow are some templates you can download from what I have above. It includes a black PNG image with the correct dimensions for the new Cover Photos (2450 x 814 pixels) as well as a .psd with general guidelines of where you should center the content of your image.
Download from OneDrive.
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