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How to customize your Twitter page header and look great!

By Brian Grimmer
When creating a custom header image for use on Twitter, create your image to be 1500 pixels wide by 500 pixels tall.  You should design your image so that the bottom area underneath the first arc of the dotted line is empty of any important information. This area will be covered by your profile image.

If you don't get things just right the first time, don't fret. Simply re-edit your image. Save the file and upload the edited revision to replace the old image.

By the way, your Twitter profile image is set to display at 200 pixels x 200 pixels. Keeping Retina displays in mind, it is recommended to use a 400 x 400-pixel image and let Twitter do the resizing.

Creating a custom header for your Twitter page is simple once you know what the dimensions need to be. Check out the above header image on Twitter.
About Brian Grimmer
Mr. Grimmer is a thirty-year veteran of the Graphic Design industry and the proprietor of Grafx.One, a Seattle-based graphic design and web development studio.

This article was originally published in Social Justice, Stats 'n' Grafx.

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