Twitter has decided to promote a customized background service right from their ‘settings’ screen on user’s profiles. Themeleon, created by COLOURLovers, allows users to go straight to their API twitter interface to create customized tiled twitter background. Using patterns that are categorized in themes like ‘retro’, ‘stripes’, and ‘simple shapes’, users can pick their favorite tiled pattern, and then customize it using colors of their choice or the suggested colors.
Themeleon is great for small businesses or individuals who don’t have time to create a customized background of their own in photoshop or another image editing tool. Additionally, Themelon doesn’t place any logos or text anywhere on the user’s finished background image. They simply ask that the user tweets about Themeleon after they have finished creating their background.
Check out Themeleon in work on my twitter page and by previewing what your own page would look like. Go to settings, then design, and the link to start using Themeleon should be at the bottom right. You can also go directly to the interface by visiting here: http://www.colourlovers.com/themeleon/twitter
Other Websites that are Talking about Themeleon:
http://www.demogeek.com/2009/12/17/easily-customize-your-twitter-page-layout-with-themeleon/ (article image courtesy of this site)
http://techie-buzz.com/twitter/the-best-tool-ever-to-create-custom-twitter-backgrounds.html (screenshots included here)