Twitter backgrounds

on August 26th, 2008

Hi guys, sorry it took me so long to come up with these – I’ve been through a full-blown drama with my website (changed the hosting provider and the registrar, long story..).

Anyways, here they are: the Twitter backgrounds to go with my Twitter badges. You can see the first one in action on my Twitter profile.

Click on the thumbnails to see the larger version (tip: you can open more than one at the time – great if you want to compare). More detailed instructions for using them below.

Using the Twitter backgrounds

  • To download the background: right click on one of the thumbnails below and “save target as” with a name and destination of your choice.
  • To change the background in Twitter: go to “Settings” – “Design” – tick “use background image” and make sure the “Tile” checkbox is NOT ticked.
  • On the same screen, change the colours to match your new background. For example on my page I’m using #09BFF0 for background (not really necessary, but anyway) and link colour, and white for sidebar fill and stroke.
  • When you’re done with the changes, REFRESH the page a couple of times, it takes a little while for the new background to display.
  • TRANSPARENT background option: I have also designed a transparent Twitter background (the second one on the first row), that only includes the Twitter bird and no background colour. You can use this on top of any background colour of your choice, which you can specify on the “Design” screen. Tip: it works better on darker backgrounds, as the bird is white.

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  10. Anne says:

    very nice work! i’ll use one of your background. thx

  11. I think it’s great what you’re doing, some well designed backgrounds with art kept in mind.

  12. These are great. I’ve not seen any good Twitter backgrounds, but I love yours.

  13. Fantastic backgrounds I’ll have to try a few of these as I can’t decide on my favourite!

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  15. Ski Resorts says:

    Amazing creativity and nice backgrounds.Thanks for your efforts and time spent to make such things.I wish to see more from you.

  16. limeshot says:

    Lol, funny thing is I could design a couple of KeywordLuv or CommentLuv badges for myself, and even I won’t be bother with changing the defaults :)

    Anyways, thanks for the kind words!

  17. I know that Comment Luv and Keyword Luv have their own logos, but you do such a better job. Maybe if they read this they will hire you… wink wink

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  18. limeshot says:

    @Ryan Martin: I agree, however CommentLuv and KeywordLuv come with their own graphics, and I expect most people would just use the default ones, since they require no messing up with the code.

  19. These are sweet! I just came across and you have all the goodies here. I love the u comment I follow and twitter logos. I think that you should create some logo images for Keyword Luv and Comment Luv too. I just signed limeshot into my rss reader.

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  20. Nice designs. Where did you learn how to do this and what software do you use?

  21. Thanks for these cute twitter backgrounds. I’ll use the one with the plain blue background!

  22. Cool Gadgets says:

    so interesting. i love the backgrounds. please add more.

  23. Those are really cute twitter backgrounds. I’ll use the one with the plain blue background!

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  26. Alex says:

    Great backgrounds! where were you ten days ago, when I was looking for one. Oh well, must bookmark. must book mark.

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  27. Thanks for this. Now I can make my twitter page much more inviting :-)

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  30. limeshot says:

    Thanks for the kind feedback Catherine! Much appreciated.

  31. Catherine says:

    Just wanted to add my comment on these awesome backgrounds! I am definitely going to use one for my Twitter and a badge for my blog. I’m also going to credit your website on my blog. :)
    Keep up the good work!

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    @ Dani – thanks for the add! much appreciated.

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    Hi Penny – sure, I’d be happy to make a diabetes awareness background; what would you like me to include by way of messaging or symbols?

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    You are awesome! Thanks so much :) A dibetes awareness Twitter background would be pretty cool with November being National Diabetes Awareness month. I have two of my three children with Type 1 diabetes, so somewhat partial. Thanks again! :)

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  35. Irish Gifts says:

    How cool! I’m going to add the green one to my twitter page. Thanks for the graphic!

  36. Awesome backgrounds! I listed your link in Graphics & Backgrounds on… Thank you!

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