Create a Custom Triberr Background Image

Click to download the triberr background template

With this template you can design a custom background that lets you know exactly which parts will be covered up by your triberr profile photo and name.

Like most social platforms, triberr allows you to upload a custom background. I’ve gotten used to calling them cover photos though. I blame Facebook.

The issue I always run into is that cover photos almost never stand alone. They always have to be covered up somewhere by profile photos, text and buttons. It would be much simpler if websites just gave you an empty box to fill in and gave you measurements for that box…

Triberr Background Template

Custom triberr backgroundI joined triberr a long time ago but just revisited my profile recently and realized I left it mostly blank, and with the default background image… oops!

The dimensions for the background image are 770 by 315 pixels tall. They were easy enough to figure out, they tell you when you finally decide to upload an image.

This template is fairly simple. The one thing that’s different from every other template I’ve made is that the text for “your name” is grey, #5a5a5a to be exact. Most of the time, like on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ the text is white.
At least there isn’t a gradient that gets layered over the background. That always bugs me.

Example of light background on triberrThe one thing about the grey text is that it’s only going to show up well if you use a very dark or very light color behind it. In my example above I went for black.

How readable is it to you?

A light background will work much better if you’re concerned with people being able to read your name.

The profile photo measures 162 by 162 pixels and has a white, 4 pixel frame around it. Similar to Facebook and the upcoming Twitter redesign, the profile photo sits 30 pixels from the right side of the background.

I’ve looked around and it doesn’t seem like you can upload an image for your profile photo… am I wrong? It looks to me like triberr pulls your profile photo from the social accounts you link to.

If you could upload a custom profile image it would make it possible to create one of those “seamless” designs where your cover photo and profile image look like one continuous graphic. Maybe someday.

Mobile Triberr

Since I am always just feet from my phone, I checked to see if there was a triberr app. Nope, no app. That wouldn’t be so bad if the triberr website was built better.

Check out these screen shots. The site looks broken.
triberr responsive preview
I resized, then reloaded my browser at a bunch of different screen sizes to see how my profile looked… and was disappointed. I even opened up the browser on my iPhone and iPad and got similar results.

Don’t count on your background image scaling gracefully. I do hope that a website update is coming soon, or that we get access to a mobile app for triberr.

>> Click to Download the templates – PSD & PNG

Now get creative with your background image and look me up on triberr. If you have any questions, let me know in the comments section.

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Michael Currey

Michael Currey is an experienced web designer, front-end developer and social media manager with 15 years of experience and an education from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He founded inlineVision with his business partner and software engineer Nina Khoury in 2011.

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5 Comments

  1. Harleena Singh August 18, 2014 Reply

    Hi Michael and John,

    Informative post indeed :)

    Just like you, I’ve yet to do up my profiles n Triberr, so this post is a great reminder. I honestly don’t remember when I last saw my profile for that matter and the image is the one that was taken up my default when I’d joined, and I think that time there was no way to edit the image or was there – we were just all too happy to join and be a part I guess.

    So, I am bookmarking this post and would surely come back to it to do up my profile as well.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead, both of you :)

    • Thanks for stopping by Harleena. This isn’t one of those things that HAS to be done, but if you have some time, it’s a great way to spread your message and brand on your Triberr tribes.

      and Michael’s template and tutorial makes it super easy to get done :)

  2. This is great John! I need to personalize my tribes as well. Just one of those things I really haven’t gotten around to yet. I love this tutorial though. Thanks so much! Will definitely be passing it along!

    • TY Bren, but all credit goes to Michael for putting it together :) I agree, I never really thought about it, but if you have a few Tribes and they each have say 50 to 100 members, you can see why taking a few min to set up a header for branding starts to make sense.

  3. Michael Currey August 19, 2014 Reply

    While I don’t quite get Triberr yet, I’m glad I could help!

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