Tweet and Follow Button Refresh

By @brianellin
Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Next week we will be making a few updates to our Tweet and Follow Button widgets. The updates are primarily aesthetic, and we’ll be rolling them out on the morning of Tuesday, December 6. No changes to your code or button placement are required, and the update will be automatic.

Design updates include the following:

  • A visual refresh that unifies the Tweet and Follow Buttons into a similar look and feel. The new button will be grey with a blue Twitter logo. The aqua blue Tweet button color will be deprecated.
  • The Follow Button will bring the @username inside the button, and place the follower count inside a bubble next to the button, just like the Tweet Button. This only applies to buttons that are already showing the @username or follower count. You can learn how to configure these options on our Follow Button documentation page.

Tweet and Follow Button Refresh

Other enhancements:

  • Improved mobile and retina display support for the iPhone.
  • Switching from button sprites to HTML & CSS which will bring better accessibility, readability, and language support for more locales.

These changes will be deployed slowly to all button widgets beginning on Tuesday, December 6.