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So, new Twitter is not background friendly :(

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by ArnyVee, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. ArnyVee

    ArnyVee Well-Known Member

    We setup a new Twitter background to help with the branding and marketing of TeeVeeTown (see attached), but when I switched over to the "new" Twitter it doesn't give you hardly any room to display the background! Boo! :(

    I hope that Twitter adds a collapsible right sidebar to help with those that have invested in their Twitter backgrounds. It's really going to cut down on the design work for graphical designers if they can't make these anymore.

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  2. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    wow that really sucks. :(
  3. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Perhaps if you try having text running vertically that might help. That way at least, you have your sites name present within that spacing?
  4. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    I'm sure that the new twitter background design is only for the account holder, so views don't see the full lot, and they only see what they currently see.
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    This is what I see on a 1920x1080 monitor using Chrome.

  6. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    That doesn't look like the new Twitter, Paul.
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yup it is.
    This is the old one.

  8. ArnyVee

    ArnyVee Well-Known Member

    Hmm...more work to do based on the screen sizes as well. Thanks for pointing that out Paul :)
  9. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Very strange.
    This is what I see on my 20" widescreen monitor, at 1440 x 900 using IE 8 and FF -

  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It's just the background image isn't wide enough Peggy and it's aligning left.
    So there's a lot of blank space to the right of the image.
  11. ArnyVee

    ArnyVee Well-Known Member

    What is the "ideal" screen size to design for these days?
  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    How long is a piece of string? :D

    Seriously, it's a minefield but one thing you must do is ensure your site works on 1024px wide.
    That seems to be the cut off point for all the major sites.
  13. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    on my 27" display, i never really noticed the difference. but yeah. twitter has said that the new UI is wide and they have no plans to change it in the future.
  14. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    (offtopic) Just wondering: why do you use Photobucket for posting images, Peggy, if you have the wonderful attachment system of XenForo at hand? (I am asking this because somehow from my work PC I can not see images posted through Photobucket) (/offtopic)
  15. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    habit. I haven't used a forum in almost a year til XF came out. reverted back to bad habits. :p
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  16. Sean S

    Sean S Active Member

    I see the same thing that Brogan mentioned, you're problem will be solved if you change your background color from #1a1b1f to #87c5fe which is the light blue color where your background image ends on the right side.
  17. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I know that, but you also can't see the picture of the man on the left side now, because the new Twitter page is too wide. ;)
  18. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

    I know why I try not too...I don't want to use up too much of KMA's bandwidth. I put mine on my own server instead.
  19. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    twitter or the background?

    Periodically remember to use my twitter account, you are only meant to tweet once a week right?
  20. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    The new twitter cutting off his background.

    Yep once a week'll do it. :)

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