As you’re scrolling through Twitter, you may notice that some things look a little different than you’re used to. Some users, in particular, now have hexagonal Twitter profile pictures.
Twitter is a popular social networking platform that’s characterized by short, pithy, text-based posts. Users can also share images and videos on Twitter.
In the past, Twitter has only ever offered users a circular profile picture. This noticeable departure from the norm has some users wondering how they can get their (digital) hands on a hexagonal avatar.
So is it possible to make your own profile picture in this new style? Do you need a special user status on Twitter, like a blue checkmark, in order to get it?
As of right now, there’s only one way to get a hexagonal Twitter profile picture. Want to know how? Read on. [continue reading…]
Email newsletters are an essential part of any content marketing strategy.
Businesses and entrepreneurs often keep up with their customers and internal staff via monthly email newsletters. If you create content for your business or the company you work for, then you’re likely familiar with creating email blasts and newsletters on a regular basis.
Depending on how often you schedule your company newsletter out to your subscribers, you’ll likely need plenty of creative ideas and content for each send. Creative content includes not only written copy for each section of your newsletter but also eye-catching images.
Most email marketing software includes image tools that allow you to place graphics into your email newsletters, including email headers. It’s important to represent your brand well not only through high-quality copy, but also with engaging graphics.
A well-designed email newsletter header will visually align with your brand while also communicating important information your audience needs to know. Using attention-grabbing images will help showcase your newest product launch, offer your customers a discount on their next order, or announce any upcoming special events.
Looking for fresh ideas for your email marketing, plus the images that go with each send? We’ve assembled some prompts for you today, along with a few of our favorite graphic examples from Snappa.
If you’re using Nextdoor to keep up with what’s happening in your neighborhood and local community, chances are you want your friends and neighbors to easily recognize you.
Easy personal or brand recognition means using the ideal Nextdoor image sizes on your profile or business page. If you own a local business and want to get your name out there, you’ll need to have great-looking visuals to go with it.
Ready to get started? Let’s take a look at the different types of Nextdoor images and their sizes. [continue reading…]
Did you know that there is such a thing as open-source, free-for-commercial-use fonts available online?
This is a huge asset to brands who want to use unique fonts to create a distinct, branded look that doesn’t just blend in with all the rest. You can use these unique fonts without needing to pay a designer a hefty fee while still making sure that you stand out from most of the competition—especially if the competition still uses the bland default fonts from their word processing software!
And here’s the best news: You can import these fonts into your design tools, including Snappa, so that you can use them to take your branded visuals to the next level.
Want to take a look at some of the best fonts you can take advantage of for your business? Let’s take a look at the best free fonts that are available for commercial use in 2022. [continue reading…]
And yet despite this, Instagram has recently given accounts the option to hide their likes.
*Cue the sound of a car screeching to a stop.*
Yup. We said hiding the likes.
While it seems like this may defeat the purpose of an engagement-heavy social media platform, this is a feature that users are asking about. In this post, we’re going to show you how you can hide your posts’ likes on Instagram, why some users may want to, and why we recommend that most brands don’t. [continue reading…]
From the colors and images you select, to the overall mood, creating images like a pro is a bit more involved than you might realize. There are many elements at play in a professional-looking graphic design. Luckily, it’s possible to learn the skills it takes to create sharp, eye-catching graphics.
In this post, we’re sharing some effective graphic design tips to help you get started on your journey of creating images that will revamp your online presence and snag your audience’s attention. [continue reading…]
It’s always a good idea to use a consistent logo across your entire online presence, including your website, social media sites, and online directories. A clean, well-designed logo will help boost your brand recognition, ultimately making your overall marketing strategy more effective.
While using one logo is the way to go, you’ll likely need variations on it in all different shapes and sizes. That’s because every platform that makes up your online presence has slightly different logo size requirements.
These days, your YouTube thumbnail is almost as important as the video content itself. As we’ve previously mentioned, a crisp, well-designed YouTube thumbnail can be the factor that determines whether your audience clicks on your video or not.
Have you ever noticed that a lot of big YouTube accounts switch up their thumbnails during special events or holidays, like the Superbowl or Christmas? Let’s take a look at how to add a new thumbnail for an existing video, and why this is so important for your channel.
Photography has always been an integral part of design. Unfortunately, we’ve grown accustomed to seeing cheesy stock images of people in suits shaking hands. Not only are a lot of these stock photos tacky, but they cost a lot of money.
Thankfully, there’s been a growing number of websites with beautiful stock photography popping up all over the web. Best of all, they’re free!
In this post, we’ve curated a list of awesome websites for free stock photos. [continue reading…]
Optimize your YouTube thumbnails with these dimensions: 1280 pixels wide by 720 pixels tall, with a minimum width of 640 pixels. A ratio of 16:9 is ideal as it’s used most often in YouTube players and previews.
If you want to get more views on your YouTube videos, there’s one tactic you can use to get them instantly: use better thumbnail images.
Thumbnail images are just as important as the video’s title if you actually want to get clicks. The images themselves are what can jump out at users and help you stand out in a long line of search results. Since these image thumbnails also show up on Google’s search engines, they’re essential to maximize your impressions.
In this post, we’re going to discuss everything you need to know about YouTube thumbnails, including the ideal size, how to create them, and the only best practices list you’ll ever need. [continue reading…]