New - Twitter Profile Options
By: Koji on September 26, 2012 —
Well, this morning I received a note from Twitter about some new profile goodness. I guess the writing has been on the wall for this change for at least a few weeks, but if you've been working hard and missed it, here it is .
|The change is great, and should really help business and personal Twitter pages provide a lot more branding and information up front. In the past, we handled this by just controlling the background like this:|
|This was really a bit of a hack, as it made an assumption that the viewer was going to be using a wider screen to see the background fully. In a lot of cases, it probably ended up looking like this:|
With the new profile feature, I'm pleased to say that we can finally do away with the background hack and consider, say, a custom tiled background suitable for the corporate image, and a nice constrained and supported area for proper image branding.
Really not happy with this attempt, will be promptly sending a request to one of our design partners for help on this .