Displaying your Twitter feed on your website is a wonderful way to show visitors real-time news and events. An attractive Twitter widget can encourage your website’s audience to follow you on Twitter, serving as an additional method for expanding your network. Furthermore, when designed right, a Twitter feed can improve the aesthetics of a website’s layout.
For your inspiration, here are 15 websites that have beautifully and creatively integrated their Twitter feeds, along with five resources on how you can display your own Twitter feed on your site.
That INDIE Dude – Freelance graphic and web designer, Alex Linebrink, integrates his most recent Twitter update as a main design element of his portfolio site, manifested as a speech bubble beside an illustration of himself.
Justin Delabar – A simple “About me” section followed by your most recent status update gives you the ability to let your audience find fresher, real-time things about yourself, as shown by this Twitter update website integration.
Koodoz Design – The three most recent tweets by this design agency are shown on the sidebar of their company blog.
Jeffrey Sarmiento – A well-composed Twitter sidebar widget can serve as a great design element, as illustrated by Jeffrey Sarmiento’s blog design.
Snailbird.com – Illustrator and Web Designer, Nikki Jeske, puts a high emphasis on her Twitter feed by placing it prominently at the top of her blog’s sidebar.
CSS-Tricks – This site’s curator, Chris Coyier, has his most recent Twitter update located at the bottom of all web pages as a speech bubble emanating from a headshot photo of himself.
Sower of Seeds – The Twitter status widget of Sower of Seeds bisects the featured content and subsequent content.
Gary Nock – Musician Gary Nock keeps his fans up to date with his activities and whereabouts by displaying his top five most recent tweets on the sidebar of his blog. His updates include his tour schedule, so it also serves as a mini-calendar at times.
the Good Little Company – This Twitter status integration maintains the design’s theme: a piece of paper sticking out of the main content area.
Bert Timmermans – A compact and beautifully designed Twitter status widget sits at the footer of Bert Timmermans’ portfolio site.
Jay Hafling – This Twitter status integration operates as part of the design theme and is situated prominently at the top of the web layout.
Istok Pavlovic – Site Owner Istok Pavlovic’s most recent tweet embodies the site’s watercolor/painted design theme.
Douglas Menezes – A simple and unique compartmentalized design makes this Twitter status integration unobtrusive and functional.
Hey Josh – A piece of notebook paper houses the three most recent tweets by the site owner, providing the Twitter component a unique and creative design.
Web is Love – An illustrated bird positioned at the right of the most recent status update alludes to Twitter’s logo and also retains the site’s hand-sketched design theme.
Now that you’ve seen some beautiful examples on how to display a Twitter feed, it’s your turn. If you’d like to have your Twitter status updates displayed on your own website/blog, check out this hand-picked set of tutorials and resources.
Official Twitter Widget – Twitter has free widgets that you can take advantage of for displaying your Twitter feed on your website. They have various widgets that can show your most recent tweets, favorite tweets, and more. They’re highly configurable and easy to implement on any website.
Create a Twitter box in your sidebar – Here’s a simple walkthrough of the steps involved in styling and integrating Twitter’s official widgets on your blog’s sidebar.
How To Make a Unique Website For Your Twitter Updates – This is a step-by-step tutorial on how to design a Twitter update component and also how to display your Twitter feed.
Twitter Tools (WordPress plugin) – If you own a WordPress-powered site, Twitter Tools is your all-in-one Twitter toolbox that gives you various options for integrating the web service into your site.
This list of beautiful ways to display Twitter updates on websites is just a starter. Add links to your favorite Twitter displays and resources in the comments below.