March 31st, 2014
Following Twitter’s latest photo-tagging feature, and enhanced photo-posting options, the company has now released their new profile page design into the wild.
It had been intermittently appearing (and then disappearing) over the last few weeks – but the launch of these new features will hopefully mean the new design sticks this time.
Twitter has gone with a responsive layout for the profile page, which means a bit more care is needed to make sure your header image works on all screen sizes.
We went with a 44 px margin around the left, right and top areas, and kept clear an area in the bottom left corner (690 x 242 px ) to allow for the various areas covered by the profile picture image (set at 250 x 250 px). For the actual header image size, we went with 1500 x 500 px – but we got the feeling there was a bit of scope to use different dimensions.
With no official guidelines yet from Twitter though, there were some guestimates going on.