Make A Custom Twitter QR Code

Written by on June 19, 2013 at 7:32 pm

Today, we rolled out a spanking new QR Code generator called SnippQR. It’s a free web app that lets you make custom QRs and email them to yourself.

Let’s be real… There are some horrible use cases out there. It’s quite sad. We wouldn’t be doing our job if we didn’t show you how to do it right.

A perfect use case for a QR code is one that drives a user to a Twitter. Designing a simple, but stylish QR code can increase your twitter followers.

Want yours? We’ll show you how step-by-step.

Here is what you’ll be making:

Step 0: Go To SnippQR (qr.snipp.com)

This is a no-brainer. Throw open your browser of choice (I suggest Chrome) and type http://qr.snipp.com.

Boom. Congrats on finishing Step 0!

Step 1: Type Your Twitter URL

See the crazy adjectives (we may have gotten slightly carried away)? Look you’ll see a place to type in your destination URL. Simply add your twitter URL (http://twitter.com/YOURHANDLEHERE) and hit, “Create Your Own QR Code.”

Note: By default, our generator will shorten your URL – we suggest you keep it shortened…trust us.

Step 2: Get Your Style On

Get your style on! For body style, select “Blueprint” and for eye style, select “Peacock.”

Step 3: Color It!

Hit foreground and select gradient.

It’s important when designing custom QR codes that you use correct brand colors.

I consulted the Twitter branding guidelines and found the that their “bird” color is a hex color – #00ACED. Type this in the “start color box”.

To get that cool gradient effect without losing branding color, put the same web color in the “end color” box and slide the darkness level to your desired color – or you can just use our choice: #00364A.

Hit “Radial” for gradient style – it’s important to select this because you want your start color to be the same as the logo you’ll be placing in the middle.

Step 4 Colorize those eyes:

Click the “eye” option. Simply put the twitter hex color in both boxes. That way you will select both the outer ring and inner ring of they.

Step 5: Put a Bird On It!

Click the “image” tab. then click the Twitter icon. Size the bird to your liking, but we suggest you select “create border around image.”

Why? 1) It looks better and 2) It reduces errors in scanning.

Step 6: Check Yo Self.

Make sure you test your code! Right above the code itself, there is a “test QR code” that you can click and it will automatically run the test. (Don’t worry, we test it even if you forget).

Step 7: Ship It!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click “email my custom QR code” to send that gorgeous QR code to yourself.

For you advanced folks, there are some formats and color models to choose from. Feel free to select as many options as you want and need.

If you have selected a transparent background, use the PNG option – this will keep the background transparent.

If you are printing your QR code/placing it on a print piece, make sure you select the CMYK color model. RGB is used for web while CMYK is used for print.

Step 8: Follow us!

All this talk about Twitter means that we have to get one little shameless plug in…

Follow us on Twitter (@snippinc) – we talk about really cool trends in mobile. We promise it’s not boring.

3 comments on “Make A Custom Twitter QR Code

  1. do you also have a free statistics-tool where I can check how many users got on the specified url?

  2. Hey Alex,

    At the moment, we’re hard at work building out the reporting and analytics section and expect to have it launched within the next few weeks.

    In the meantime, all of your data is being carefully stored in the back-end, so none of your hard work is being wasted. Until the new analytics section launches, if you wish to see your analytics, please send us an email (support@snipp.com) whenever you wish to do so and we will send you an interim report. Please be sure to include in the email the email address you sent your custom QR code to.

    Thanks,

    Casey

  3. This looks so cool and stylish! Thank you so much for the tip, I’ll surely be looking into this and suggest this to my brother for his business. Seems easy to do as well, might as well try it.

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