Twitter is quickly becoming the fastest growing social community to be on, and everybody on Twitter wants to stand out and be unique. What makes Twitter so impressive is its simplicity both in design and functionality. There is a limit to what you can do with a Twitter profile, basically you can change the background and add a few colors which keeps it nice and clean.
So what makes a good Twitter design? Considering the only real design element you can play with is the background, it can be somewhat challenging to create an awe inspiring profile. It seems the current design trend emerging is the ‘left sidebar’. Majority of the design is contained within this area of screen real estate on the left, where most designers will display additional information about themselves, self portraits, personal or company logos, and links and banners. The only downside to the ‘left sidebar’ approach is the lack of space on 1024×768 resolution monitors (most common), therefore to get more out of the design, most designers go beyond the standard resolution and portions of the design become hidden by the main Twitter layout.
There are other options, such as repeating patterns, which are very common, and something we are starting to see more of, the extra-large backgrounds that can flow over the boundaries in all directions for maximum display.
Here’s a list of Twitter profiles whose creativity helps them stand out above the rest. Feel free to share any profiles you think should be mentioned here.