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Twitter Rolls Out New Web Profiles To Everyone
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Msg#: 4665304 posted 4:04 pm on Apr 23, 2014 (gmt 0)

You'd better get your pictures updated on your profile.

Today, the new web profile experience is rolling out to all users around the world.Twitter Rolls Out New Web Profiles To Everyone [blog.twitter.com]


Earlier
Twitter Introduces New Profile Page Setup To Roll Out Soon [webmasterworld.com]

 

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Msg#: 4665304 posted 6:20 pm on Apr 23, 2014 (gmt 0)

It's almost scary.

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Msg#: 4665304 posted 6:40 pm on Apr 23, 2014 (gmt 0)

The recommended size for the header image is 1500x500 pixels.

Huh?

I opened the example up full screen (1920x1080) and the image space filled the top HALF of my screen!

OH YEAH! Just what people want to look at!

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Msg#: 4665304 posted 7:47 pm on Apr 23, 2014 (gmt 0)

Hehe, I kind of like it.. a little.

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Msg#: 4665304 posted 8:24 pm on Apr 23, 2014 (gmt 0)

Think about how that profile will look when looking at list of new contacts. I just tested a new image to see how it looked. I'm not sure I've got it correct, just yet.

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Msg#: 4665304 posted 9:17 pm on Apr 23, 2014 (gmt 0)

So why is it that Twitter thinks we need another Facebook layout? *scratches head

I must have missed the memo

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Msg#: 4665304 posted 6:55 am on Apr 24, 2014 (gmt 0)

i activated mine yesterday and my cover pic pixels ripped. i have to change it to 1500px now, and don't have any pic with that resolution yet.

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Msg#: 4665304 posted 7:40 am on Apr 24, 2014 (gmt 0)

Kartic, welcome to WebmasterWorld

If you don't have an image just yet, and the brand image is important (surely, it is to everyone), make it a blank or generic image to avoid low image quality, etc.

Kartic



 
Msg#: 4665304 posted 7:49 am on Apr 24, 2014 (gmt 0)

thanks for suggestion :)
just asking my GF to capture one foe me :P hope it looks fine :)

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Msg#: 4665304 posted 8:30 am on Apr 24, 2014 (gmt 0)

Not sure I like this change. It made older profile photos and header photos look like crap. I had to get higher res photos for everything.

There used to be great Photoshop templates out there that outlined how to design background images, et. al. All that work is now gone. :(

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Msg#: 4665304 posted 2:44 pm on Apr 25, 2014 (gmt 0)

And I was just debating whether or not to split off my Twitter Photoshop template pages from my main ringtone site.

I periodically experiment with Twitter, but as far as I can see it still has the lowest signal to noise ratio of any major platform on the web. What Twitter really needs, from my perspective, is a decent learning algo that filters out all the crap I don't care about (i.e. if I follow someone I don't know personally because that person is an expert on widgets, I really only want her widget posts and maybe topics one step away from widgets, but it's likely that person makes 10 posts about where she is and what she's eating for every post on widgets).

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Msg#: 4665304 posted 1:02 am on Apr 29, 2014 (gmt 0)

profiles aren't that important anyway. no one goes to profile. it's all about tag search and personal feed

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Msg#: 4665304 posted 3:32 pm on Apr 30, 2014 (gmt 0)

@dethfire not quite true. Every time you get a new follower, or you see a new recommendation, the profile is the first thing they see. I don't know about you, but, i'm careful about who I follow, and looking at their profile is one of the things that indicated to me whether I should follow them or not.
It's very important to get a good profile for those reasons alone, imho.

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Msg#: 4665304 posted 3:45 pm on Apr 30, 2014 (gmt 0)

Yeah, I always look at the profile of people I'm thinking of following, and of the people who follow me.

I did set up the new header photo using the recommended 1,500x500 size. The interaction between that photo and the profile photo is interesting. The profile photo moves sideways a bit depending on the window size.

And then there's the different behavior when viewing on a mobile device, tablet in my case.

mmfh



 
Msg#: 4665304 posted 10:43 am on May 14, 2014 (gmt 0)

IMO new profile layout is much better than the old one.

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