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Another teaser preview for my upcoming debut Tumblr Theme release.

I’m very close to finishing the design of the index page, I just gotta figure out how to incorporate static page navigation, and footer content. I want to keep it minimal as possible, so I’m considering putting the 2 together. Maybe.

Also I plan on having a unique way of designing the post pages, so I’m not rehashing the same layout from the index page design. At least not straight on. I’ll see what makes sense.

Anyway, just wanted to keep you guys informed of the situation. Does anyone have interest in purchasing this theme? Keep in mind I’ll be using a pay-what-you-want system, so it will be potentially free.

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Choices.
Can’t decide between grey outlines and yellow outlines for this chat post type design for my WIP Tumblr theme. On the one hand, grey is more subtle and lighter, but introduces a tertiary color that I don’t plan on users changing the color of when I set up color change controls for the theme. Then there’s the yellow, just the right amount of yellow, but maybe too obtrusive, but also fits into the the color scheme so if a user changes their primary color from yellow, to let’s say, purple, it’ll change right along with it.
I guess my main issue comes down to how many options/control I want to give the Tumblr user, vs maintaining the initial quality/spirit of the design. It’s a balancing act I guess.
This all reminds me of a great article by Alex Limi about the UX of Firefox called “Checkboxes that kill your product”. Really good read.
Anyway, thoughts?

Choices.

Can’t decide between grey outlines and yellow outlines for this chat post type design for my WIP Tumblr theme. On the one hand, grey is more subtle and lighter, but introduces a tertiary color that I don’t plan on users changing the color of when I set up color change controls for the theme. Then there’s the yellow, just the right amount of yellow, but maybe too obtrusive, but also fits into the the color scheme so if a user changes their primary color from yellow, to let’s say, purple, it’ll change right along with it.

I guess my main issue comes down to how many options/control I want to give the Tumblr user, vs maintaining the initial quality/spirit of the design. It’s a balancing act I guess.

This all reminds me of a great article by Alex Limi about the UX of Firefox called “Checkboxes that kill your product”. Really good read.

Anyway, thoughts?

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Tumblr have announced new reblog and like buttons using the variables {LikeButton} and {ReblogButton}. Sample code can be viewed from the updated theme documentation.

“Now Tumblr users can interact with a post right from your theme,” said Tumblr staff in an email to theme developers….

Whoa. This is a big deal. Nice.

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jQuery Photoset Grid makes Tumblr photosets resizeable (no more chopped off photosets), breaking the constraints of Tumblr’s own photoset script which can only be set to widths of 250px, 400px, 500px or 700px .

This plugin was originally used internally in Style Hatch’s premium Tumblr themes, but has now being released for free use by the folks at Style Hatch.

Using Photoset Grid: the Basics

HTML

The HTML is based on the photoset block, remember to include photosets within the posts block:

{block:Photoset}
  <div class="photoset" data-layout="{PhotosetLayout}" data-id="photoset{PostID}">
    {block:Photos}
      <img src="{PhotoURL-500}" />
	{/block:Photos}

  {block:Caption}
	{Caption}
  {/block:Caption}
{/block:Photoset}

Be sure to reference the jQuery library and Photoset Grid plugin in your HTML:

<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="http://static.tumblr.com/wgijwsy/jgemkyt9x/jquery.photoset-grid.min.js"></script>

jQuery

At the most basic level, the jQuery plugin simply has to be called like so:

<script>
$('.photoset').photosetGrid();
</script>

By default, the plugin generates a responsive grid without space (gutter) between images.

Be sure to check out the theme documentation to further customize your photoset with options, a lightbox plugin, plus HTML for a Tumblr photoset that links each image.

Download the plugin at Github

Read complete documentation

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Who the hell is this guy?

Who the hell is this guy?

Oh wow, someone's actually reading this? OK, this is happening. My name is Alex and I'm a designer with slight anti-social tendencies. I'm black, live in the DFW metroplex, work at an ad agency, and drink alone in the dark on week nights. While being black, I write this blog as a creative outlet when not starting flame wars over the best episode of Battlestar Galactica (Gaeta's Uprising or The Final Five Revelation of course). I share interactive & design inspiration, the latest in pop culture, movies, and general nerdery.

I am currently unmarried and live alone. I make egg sandwiches and have no pets. I like eating tacos with no pants as well.

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