Twitter Backgrounds & Screen Res [Best Practices]
Twitter’s background is fixed to the left of the browser while content remains centered, so you need to account for users of varying browser sizes.
Here’s a quick reference guide for how much real estate you have for maximum user reach (these account for space taken up by the browser as well, so these px sizes may vary slightly):
- 66px for 99% of visitors (1024px wide resolution)
- 194px for 82% of visitors (1280px wide resolution) «recommended
- 238px for 56.1% of visitors (1366px wide resolution)
- Up to 520px for 42.3% of visitors (1366px+ wide resolution)
Remember, most visitors use a screen resolution higher than 1024x768px.
Keep it simple and always test it live. Make a dummy twitter account for testing if need be.