Tumblr Theme by ariestrash
So, I’ve always wanted to try and code my very own Tumblr theme. But for some reason or another, I never got around to doing so. My Tumblr blog uses a theme from someone else and I was always satisfied with it. I think all of the different elements to Tumblr is what intimidated me into trying. Plus, I just didn’t want to allot that time into actually learning the codes for it. The html/css bit come easy for me, but all the extra Tumblr code was a challenge. That, and I didn’t want to sit and read through that really long Custom Tumblr Theme instructional Tumblr has up for its users. I just didn’t want to be bothered with it.
But last night I got bored, and after helping a friend figure out why a Tumblr theme was working for her, I got to looking at a bunch of different themes from different Tumblr theme makers. Most were really pretty and I felt a bit awful for not being able to code my own theme. Like, I should be able to! I code everything else. So, I sat down and dug up a really old ariestrash website template (from a time when I used to code my sites from scratch with no WordPress backend) to use as the base. The templates I used for my site way back in the day are coded very simple and I figure if I have to add all of Tumblr’s codes, simple was the best way to go. So I started and tweaked and read and Googled things and what do you know! I made my very first Tumblr theme!
It’s called Pensive and it’s not very fancy. It’s super simple and the only fancy bit about it is that it has Disqus functioning to allow comments. I tried to make the feel of it more about being a blog rather than being a Tumblr blog (if you get what I mean). Honestly, I think this theme is suited for those users who use Tumblr as a blogging platform rather than reblogging things that they like, which include photos, photosets, audio, video, chats, quotes, etc. What you see is what you get with this theme and I figure I’ll make it free for whoever wants to use it. Let me know if you use it though, cause I’d love to see it in action!