Twitter made some changes to their layout awhile back but left the "old" look and layout in place. The old layout is about to go away. I recently saw this status update, which states that the original Twitter profile layout is about to be totally removed from Twitter's platform. Beginning next week, all those that have not converted to the new layout will have their layout change to the new look by default. For many who utilize third party apps, such as their smart phones, Hootsuite or TweetDeck, this won't effect them at all. For those that use Twitter's platform directly, just be aware that the look of your layout is going to change sometime next week.
How Will This Effect You? The biggest change that most will notice is the visual aspects of the change. If you have a customized background, you will notice that there isn't as much "room" for customization and your existing background may need to be re-done. Twitter profiles used to be much narrower and allowed a lot of room to display your branding. That space has been decreased substantially and you will have to more creative with how you brand your background.
Twitter's New Background Width: 1040px Amount of Free Space You Have to Customize Your Twitter Profile (100%*) Always Visible: 41px on each side (72.7%*) of Modern Computers: 108px on each side (Requires about 1280x800px Screen Resolution or Higher) (28.8%*) of Modern Computers: 200px on each side (Requires 1440x900px Screen Resolution or Higher) (4.6%*) of Modern Computers: 312px on each side (Requires 1920×1080 Screen Resolution) *These are percentages of computers that show specific resolutions. If you want your background to be visible to everyone, regardless of their resolution settings, stick with the 41px on each side. For more info on what the new look is all about, please visit https://twitter.com/newtwitter.
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