We all want our stuff to look good, right? For those more serious about Twitter, such as businesses and social media guru’s, the appearance of their Twitter profile is a key element to their success. It’s not just the pros that get to have great looking Twitter designs though! There are plenty of amazing custom backgrounds and apps available to give your Twitter profile a face-lift.
We’ve gathered ten great sites to get custom Twitter backgrounds and even full themes. Some are free, some may cost a bit, but they’re all great and have something fantastic to offer to spice up your Twitter profile page.
TwitBacks enables you to create a customized background, optionally including information like social networks, branding, bio and self-portrait on a custom background image. They have over 80 background designs to choose from or you can choose to create one yourself.
MyTweetSpace.com offers two custom background options; free or paid. The free background creator lets you choose from approximately twenty templates then customize a badge with branding, social media info. and more on the left side of the background. When you’re finished, it will automatically update your Twitter profile.
You can optionally submit an order for a fully customized background theme to meet your specifications and needs. There appeared to be a few nice designs in their portfolio but some other options here might give you better quality (at a higher price).
Price: Free / $79
Free Twitter Designer uses a flash-based app to let you completely design your profile background, from text and images to colors, shapes and more. Of all the options here, this one likely offers the most control; although uploading your own background image isn’t an option.
When you’re done, the application can apply the new background to your profile for you or you can save it to your computer and do it yourself.
We reviewed Themeleon awhile ago and I would have to say it is still one of the best ways to customize your entire Twitter profile. The app design is very well done, it’s easy to use and gives you plenty of options. Unfortunately you won’t be able to create badges, or embed your photo and info. into your background using the app.
Tweety Got Back is a great place to find some really creative and high quality themes. I would have to say they have some of the best looking themes around at the moment, covering popular categories with plenty of selection. You can view a live preview of the theme and they’ll apply the theme for you once you’ve logged in.
Twitter Backgrounds offers a great selection of high quality and great looking backgrounds. They include Twitter Backgrounds’ branding, although relatively indiscreetly, and give you the option of removing it for $25. You can optionally personalize one of their backgrounds with your photo and info. for $9.99. If you really need to go all out though, you can order a fully customized background design to meet your specifications for $79. This site has the most premium options and definitely some of the best quality designs.
Price: Free / $9.99 / $25 / $79
Twitlay has several background options and a few free customization options. The free background customizer is relatively limited but if you only need something simple, it might be what you’re looking for. They do, however, add their branding. You can also order a fully customized background design for $50. They don’t have portfolio work available though so I’m not sure about their quality.
Price: Free / $50
Twitart doesn’t offer any free backgrounds or background customization, but they do offer outstanding custom theme design for a pretty low price. Take a look at their background gallery and you’ll know that they definitely know their stuff and provide fantastic quality designs. If you need something professionally done, this is a great site to choose.
Social Identities offers a nice selection of high quality backgrounds in a variety of categories. Their main draw though, is custom designed Twitter backgrounds. Take a look at their gallery of custom designs and you’ll see that they’ll be able to deliver great quality design to meet your needs. It’s a little more expensive than Twitart but they appear to have many more clients so turn around time might be a little faster. They also offer a money back guarantee.
Price: Free / $129
Killer Tweets offers high quality, great looking stock backgrounds that you can purchase for $9. For $49 per year you can get access to their entire background library. They have a somewhat limited selection but they do have some really nice designs. Their main draw is custom designs, which is where they shine. The few example custom themes they show are quite nice, so they’ll likely be able to create a fantastic design for you as well. Custom designs are $99, so it’s a little more expensive than Twitart but a little cheaper than Social Identities.
Price: $9 / $49 / $99