I upgraded to the new Twitter layout and lived to tell about it. Yes, it looks a lot like Facebook but I think the changes are for the better. Here’s what you need to know (my edits are in pink):
Images: Your profile and header photo are now larger. Profile recommended size is 400×400 pixels. Header recommend size is 1500 wide x 500 height.
Your profile is now on the left sidebar and not as prominent as it used to be. Make sure any important info is included here and it stands out. Your website is now on it’s own line.
Tweets that have been “favorited” will appear in bold on your timeline. You can also toggle between just your own tweets or tweets AND replies. You can do this on any profile. It defaults to just tweets.
What’s trending is now on your right sidebar.
You can change your “theme” color (and also your profile/header images or profile info) by clicking “Edit Profile” on the right under your header image and then clicking “Theme color” under your profile info. This will change the color of all the links on your Twitter page. The default link color is a dark red. I changed mine to a hot pink.
Are you a fan of the new Twitter layout?