Creating your own Tumblr theme for your Tum-blog is a fantastic way to let your personality and skills shine through, much more so than downloading some run-of-the-mill free Tumblr theme already being used by five hundred other blogs.
A Tumblr theme is basically a single HTML page with all the different post scenarios bundled together, so a basic knowledge of HTML and CSS coding makes it very easy to create your own Tumblr theme. While Tumblr makes it easy to customize the HTML and CSS of almost any theme, you may want to start from scratch. If you’ve ever created a theme for another blogging platform or CMS, creating your own Tumblr theme won’t be any more difficult.
Even if you haven’t created a theme for another CMS, creating a Tumblr theme isn’t much more difficult than creating a standard HTML template. Tumblr is designed to be incredibly easy to use, allowing you to freely customize your themes, from colors, to your theme‘s HTML.
These 10 articles will share the basic information to create your own Tumblr theme.
In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a forest inspired Tumblr theme, making use of wood textures, subtle patterns and modern techniques, a nice blend of natural and modern elements.
In this article you will learn how to create a customized Tumblr theme. The Tumblr theme you are going to create is going to be very clean. Also, you can download the PSD if you wish, maybe it will help you follow the article.
First off, you need to have basic knowledge with CSS and HTML before moving on with this tutorial. One portion of this tutorial will be dedicated for a brief explanation of both in case you have no time or you really just want to make a theme of your own.
If you’re thinking of climbing on board the Tumblr train, this article is your golden ticket. We’ll discuss what Tumblr is and how it works and then we’ll look at how to customize it. We’ll cap that with a few miscellaneous bits of wisdom. All aboard!
For those confident with their HTML and CSS skills, there’s the option of creating a custom theme from scratch. If you’re used to developing for WordPress, the process is pretty similar. You insert special tags in the HTML code to add the advanced functionality to the site. Tumblr isn’t quite as advanced as WordPress, which means learning your way around theme files is much easier.
This article goes over a few of the basic questions that you might come across in starting with custom theme development for Tumblr blogs. It’s not a definitive list, but should help get you moving the first time through.
Tumblr allows its uses to create custom themes giving the owner of a tumbleblog the ability to truly customize their tumbleblog to be their own. While Tumblr coding is fairly easy to pick up compared to other more complex blogging systems, this article will give you an insight into the code and structure we are going to be deploying next time around when we set about converting a PSD to Tumblr.
Think of Tumblr as micro-blogging on steroids (technically, it’s called “tumblelogging”). Whereas Twitter and similar services limit posts to 140 characters or less, Tumblr lets you post updates of any length, although it’s best suited to short-format posts. Tumblr bridges the gap between full-blown blog and micro-blog.
Amongst the many popular features of the service is the ability to directly customize the look and feel of your page. Each blog has its own theme which is used to give your page its layout and color scheme. There are plenty of free and paid themes to choose from, but it’s much easier and more fun to create your own Tumblr theme.
So you had tons of fun decking out your own personal Tumblog, and now you want to try your hand at contributing a theme to the Theme Garden. But how do you design a template that would be used by (hopefully) tons of people? What should it look like? How customizable should it be?