This week we started a project to update all our social media pages with new backgrounds. After some thinking we came up with a cool idea to switch the background of the pages on a weekly basis with an image of a different Soombot every Sunday.
Soombot helps give emotions to our technology
If you are not familiar with our Soombot has been representing the company in different online and offline events for over a year now. The idea came from similar projects like Github’s Octocats and Takipi’s monsters and the rational is to create a stronger emotional bond with customers where the product itself is technical and harder to fall in love with. If you are not familiar with Iris Shoor’s “Product with emotions” lectures, they are highly recommended.
Social media pages cover pages sizes
So, this project was a lot of fun but also quite a bit of work. We are taking every soombot in our Soombot Gallery and setting each one of them on backgrounds to match its respective theme. Now each social network has their own guidelines for uploading cover images so they will fit all device sizes and shapes. Let’s see what these are:
Twitter – avoid the middle
Facebook – odd dimensions
Google Plus – beware of the blur
- A blurred version of the image will be used as background for the circled shaped profile picture
- The image is cropped on both desktop and iPad so you should leave wide margins
Linkedin – the most straight forward one
Youtube – wide margins