How to enable the new Twitter profile style

The folks at Twitter are at it again.  This time, they took a long look at the old profile format and asked the question “How can we make this uniform across all the digital media platforms?”  Well, according to their blog (most notably this post here), it appears they have solved that with a new profile design feature: the Universal Image Header.

Now even though the transition from the old to the new may take some time, we here at Techerator are here to help you get your new profile appearance set up.

First, go to the Profile Settings page and click on the Design tab.

From here, scroll down to the section called Change Header.

Pick a profound and or appropriate personal photo for your new header, and then click the Save Changes button at the bottom.

And just like that, ones Twitter profile goes from old…

…to new.

And there you have it.  With this new personalized image header in place, your Twitter profile is now ready to be viewed in any digital media situation; Android or iPhone, iPad or web browser.

Universal profile design: now featured on Twitter.  Get yours today.

Mykea Turns Your Boring IKEA Furniture Into Works of Art

I’m a big fan of IKEA furniture.  Sure, it might not be the most durable (and certainly doesn’t hold a candle to your grandparents’ solid oak chifforobe), but it’s typically affordable and they offer sleek, modern styles.  If you have the luxury to visit an IKEA showroom, you can easily spend hours wandering through the pre-fab household scenes.

One thing I’ve noticed after moving to a city with an IKEA, though, is that everybody seems to have identical furniture in their apartments.  Want to avoid blending in with your neighbors?  Check out mykea, a site that lets you purchase unique artwork that can be easily applied to your otherwise drab furniture.

To get started, select the type of furniture you have (or plan to buy).  Mykea has a fairly good selection, and if you can’t find your furniture you can submit a request for them to add it.

After that, select the art you’d like to place on the furniture.  You can preview how it looks on several different pieces of furniture by moving your mouse over the images.

After you’ve found something you like, click it and you’ll have the option to order it.

If you’re an artist, mykea has a designer’s kit that will allow you to create your own design (or an entire series of designs). And if you decide to purchase a design, make sure to check out their installation instructions.