Twitter is no stranger to being redesigned, by amateur and professional designers alike. Normally, takes on the design range from radically different to the same but with different touches. Mike Ramo‘s version definitely goes into the radically different category.

Starting by including a new focus on visual impact rather than clean layouts and simplicity, Mike’s version is more engaging and much more prettier on the eyes. Taking a leaf from HootSuite and Tweetdeck et al, the concept uses columns to arrange content in a highly engaging way. The use of colour and shadow is a great effect compared to the usual style associated with Twitter, and the use of stats for active users and the profile stats are a great feature.