Create a Custom Triberr Background Image
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is an experienced web designer, front-end developer and social media consultant with 15 years of experience and an education from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Owner of Ripple Effect Studio & founder of inlineVision, based in Las Vegas, NV.
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