Set Up Your Twitter Account And Page
In the last post we discussed how to access and edit our profile, select and upload a profile image, write our biography, switch to design mode, selecting a design, and uploading the design. So now it is time to finish our set up, let’s get started.
Step 7: Set Your Twitter Background & Link Colors
If you’re using a smaller image that doesn’t cover the entire background, make sure you set the background color to the same color as your background image. Even if you use a large image, it’s a good idea to set this anyway.
Link color changes the hyperlink text color of your Twitter page. This is useful for making your link colors compliment the rest of your design.
Step 8: Using Themeleon
Themeleon (http://www.colourlovers.com/themeleon/twitter) is a theme designer that’s recognized and promoted by Twitter. It makes it very easy for users to change up how their Twitter feed looks.
To start with Themeleon, just sign in to your Twitter account.
You can then select the theme you want to use from one of their many choices.
Instead of using a background image, you can also just choose a theme color. Again, you’ll see how your profile will look immediately in the preview area. Choosing a theme color changes your border colors, your background colors and your link colors all to complimentary colors.
Once your profile looks the way you want it to, click “Save Profile” above the preview area. Because your Twitter account is linked into Themeleon, Themeleon can instantly save the changes to your Twitter profile.
Step 9: Downloading More Themes
There are dozens of different sites you can get themes from. Just browse Google for free Twitter theme sites.
Here are some of the more popular free Twitter theme sites:
Twit Backs – http://www.twitbacks.com/
Twit Paper – http://twitpaper.com
Twitr Backgrounds – http://www.twitrbackgrounds.com
Twitter Gallery – http://www.twittergallery.com
Note that some of these sites will add a watermark of their logo to their designs. You can pay between $3 and $15 depending on the site to have the watermark removed.
Here are a few popular premium custom Twitter design services. These sites will design a new theme for your profile from scratch, based on your brand, your photos and your color preferences.
Social Identities – http://www.socialidentities.com – Premium custom designs for $129.
Tweet Xillia – http://tweetxilla.com/ – Has free designs and does custom designs for $95.
Twit Art – http://www.twitart.com – Premium custom designs for $79.
Downloading a theme is quite simple. Many of these sites will simply plugin to your Twitter account and update it for you.
If you need to do a manual install, just download the Twitter background image from the theme site.
You’ll then need to change the rest of your theme to match the background image. Generally the theme site will provide you with a list of directions on what you need to change. For example:
Twitter Set Up Conclusion
That’s how you change your profile picture, your bio line, your background image and the rest of your profile. You now know everything you need to know to create a highly customized Twitter experience!