These are just a list of sites I’ve compiled that I utilize to make Tumblr themes. Some include tag references, cheat sheets, tutorials, etc. Useful for those skilled in making Tumblr themes or anyone who wants to start out!
(Links that are bold, I’ve either found particularly helpful or I use them often.)
HTML Color Codes
Resources On Tumblr
- Creating a custom HTML theme (This page has been one of the most helpful with familiarizing myself with how to code themes for Tumblr. It’s basically a list of all Tumblr’s custom variables, which are essential in building a theme. They’re like placeholders for content, that tell what to put for a text post, where the description goes, etc. Very useful, and I still reference it now to make sure I get the correct spelling or format of a variable!)
- Theme Submit Form (Once you complete a theme, submit it to the theme garden! Pay attention to the theme requirements on the right side of the screen; especially #4 which tells you which tags you must use at least somewhere in your theme. If you don’t, then it’ll reject your theme when you try to submit it. And even if the moderator feedback turns out to be that it’s not a complete theme or something like that, once you submit it to the theme garden, by going here, you can get the link to install your themes and distribute them manually through your own Tumblr or other sites. While some people just give their code away and don’t bother with the theme garden, it’s much easier for people to use your themes if all they have to do is press the “Install” button, rather than copying and pasting a bunch of code, which might confuse some people. So all in all—it’s a good idea to submit your themes to the Theme Garden. Even if they don’t get accepted, you can still distribute the link manually!)