Have you ever wanted a great background for your Twitter page that would represent you by having your contact information as well as logos and pictures of yourself, but do you not have the time to create one from scratch because of either lack of ability or time? Are you just not satisfied with Twitter’s automatic backgrounds? If these apply to you, TwitBacks is a great, free, and simple service that can make a customized and stylish Twitter background for you in no time at all. They make backgrounds that you can be proud of each time you link someone to your Twitter account.
Part of the great thing about TwitBacks, a very popular and new company (less than a month old), is the clear-cut simplicity of the service. The first step is to visit their site, TwitBacks.com. Press the “Get Started Here” button and you are on your way.
A great thing about TwitBacks is that [many of] the fields are optional; letting you decide how much information you really want on your profile page. You can currently choose from 23 fresh background bases such as these or upload your own design if you’d like. After imputing all your information—including your applicable websites/blogs, logos, bios, email addresses, and other social networking site usernames such as those of Facebook, LinkedIn, and FriendFeed—you can press continue.
Your imputed email is very important and necessary field because they actually email your completed background to you rather than being able to download it right then and there from the site. When I first did this, I was slightly worried because I didn’t get the email. Halfway through creating a new one, I realized that it had actually gone into my spam folder for my AOL email address. Hopefully in the future, one will be able to download it directly from their site—just not now.
On the Twitter End
Twitter makes it fairly easy to change your background. If you use a third-party application to tweet, then you’ll need to login to the main Twitter site, Twitter.com. Once there on your homepage, head over to the top right hand corner of the site where it says “Settings” and click the link. On the settings page, go to the “Design” tab (which should look a little something like this). Ignore the suggested themes and click on the link to “Change background image.” Then just select the file from TwitBacks and save the changes at the bottom of the page. Finally, just enjoy your custom background!