If you've been using Twitter for any length of time, you've probably noticed that many people have spiffed up their personal Twitter backgrounds with all sorts of fun stuff: favorite photos, information about their business, images from their favorite TV show, etc. There are a lot of sites that offer Twitter backgrounds for free use or for a small fee, but not all of them are good. Here are the top five Twitter background sites that I like to visit:
- TwitterPatterns: Most of these patterns are very retro, which I love. All are going for about $5.00.
- Twitter Backgrounds: Great selection here of free, personalized, or custom backgrounds (the custom ones you'll have to pay for).
- TwitPaper: HUGE assortment of free Twitter backgrounds with enough variety to satisfy even the pickiest Tweeter.
- BGPatterns: Make your own tiled Twitter background from a great selection of patterns.
- Noupe: Utterly gorgeous designs here that you can easily slip into your Twitter background settings.
Want to create your own Twitter background? You can do that, and pretty easily. Here are a few great tutorials:
- TwitBacks: In less time than it takes for you to watch a commercial break, you can make your own personalized Twitter background - and for free.
- How to Create a Custom Twitter Background: Little bit more advanced instruction here for those folks who want to make their Twitter page really stand out.
Oh, and if you want to get some serious inspiration, check out these amazing Twitter background galleries:
- Effective Twitter Backgrounds: Examples and Current Practices: I just oohed and ahhed over these ones; people are so talented!
- Twitter Backgrounds Gallery: People send in their Twitter backgrounds to share; there are some nice ones here.
- 100 Creative Twitter Backgrounds Featuring Illustration: Even more wonderfully designed Twitter backgrounds to inspire you.
Do you have a special Twitter background? Let us know where you found it!
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