Sunday, January 29, 2012

Twitter: Tiling a Background Image

If you're interested in changing your Twitter background appearance, read on!

Editing your Twitter profile page
Changing your display background

In Twitter, your display background will appear in the following 2 scenarios:
[1] When you log into Twitter, this is the display background you will see
[2] When other people visit your Twitter page, this is the image they will see in the background

For this little 'project,' I'm going to use a You Made it Weird logo image that I made; once you tile it, it's super purrrddddy.

I'm going to be using this image for the tutorial. If you're a 'weirdo' too (and I mean this in the best way possible) and want to use this image yourself, click here to open the image in a new tab; right click and save it to your computer.

YMIW with Pete Holmes is my current faaaaavorite podcast.

Edit-- I've also drawn a tile-able Kyle Kinane image for his fans! To save the image, click here to open a window with the image; right click and save, as usual. Follow the instructions below as you would for any tile-worthy image.

Kyle Kinane's work is pretty hilarious. Check out his album here

[1] Log into your twitter account on

[2] Click on the little silhouette button the top right corner, and select Settings.

[3] On the far left menu, click on Design.

[4] Scroll down to the Customize your own section. Select Choose file.

[5] Go through your directory until you find the file of choice. Select it and select OK.

[6] Make sure that the Tile background option is checked.

[7] Click on Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

[8] Done! If you used the YMIW image above, your background will have the following appearance:

Also, for funsies, you can tile the YMIW image for your desktop background to the same effect!

Peace out, 'weirdos.' :)

Edit--For those who used the Kyle Kinane image, it'll look like this: