A Few Results From The Questionnaire/Survey:

Favourite Theme

The top three results were: 214 The Road Home (21%), 212 Long Distance (18%) and 217 Warrior Goddess (13%). For those who voted for Other (20%) the main choices were 218 Limit Break and (surprisingly, to me anyway) 209 Focus.


Favourite Layouts

The top three results were Full Height Sidebars (37%), Topbars (19%) and joint between Headers (14%) and Homepage Style Layouts (14%). My next theme is actually another header and sidebar combo but after that I’ll try to work on something full height sidebar.


Features & Customize Options People Want

First I wanted to say, regarding Colour Options, I’m going to be keeping the current system I have (where I have: Colour1, Colour2, Colour3, etc). I will try have a few more specific options like sidebar, header, posts as well but I will not just list them all (like links, topbar, description, tags, scrollbar, topbar hover, pagination). The whole process can be tedious if you’re repeating the same HEX codes, at least that was my experience as a theme user, and I believe this process makes it not only easier for the user but helps with the general aesthetics of theme as you, generally, shouldn’t be using more than… 6 different colours, including text and links.

Reblog/Like Buttons - This is probably the most likely feature I’ll add. I just need to find the best way to fit them in.

Page Links - I’ll try and add this more often. Most of the time I don’t because some themes only look good with a certain amount of links, anything less/more, makes it feel unbalanced.

Show/Hide Captions - This is something I’ll look into adding for audio posts. As for photo/photoset captions, I might not add this option because the majority of my themes are made with text/writing in mind.

Disqus Integration - This will be unlikely. As of right now, I don’t even know how Disqus even works.

Pop-Ups - I got a few popup asks and popup navigation requests. All I can say is, it depends on the theme. I personally find them a little overwhelming, especially when a theme is also quite complex - but it’s something I’ll consider for my next themes.

Update Box - Those themes that have enough sidebar/information space, I’ve tried to add extra text boxes but I think you’re talking more about those hover update box thingys. I hate hovering to find information (which is why most of my themes don’t have hover features) but again, I’ll try to consider it in future themes.

Tabbed Sidebar - Again, depends on the theme. I’ll try to make another tabbed sidebar theme in the near future.

Infinite Scroll - Probably not unless it’s a grid theme.

Extra Sidebar - Someone said they wanted an extra sidebar because there was too much empty space - when I make my themes I try to think about all screen sizes and it’s hard to satisfy everyone. More than one sidebar tends to change the entire look of the theme so unless it’s a theme which already includes more than one sidebar, it won’t be something I’ll have as an add-on option.

Extra Font Sizes - I thought about this one for ages. And think maybe it’s be easier if I just used the smaller/bigger font values instead. Which I will try implementing from the next theme.

Music Player - Yeah, music players is one of those things I know how to use but hate actually using it. I also hate autoplay.


Tutorials People Want

Tabbed Content (from Theme 217) This one is quite easy, so once I have time I’ll write it up (though you should know it takes me forever to explain something).

Drop Down Lists (from Theme 204) This one is also quite easy. I actually promised someone before that I would write it and totally forgot - so this can be done.

Slider (from Theme 218) This one is slightly more complicated. And there are a million ways of doing sliders. Let me think it about it first.

Update Tabs - Considering I don’t have any update box/tabs, it’s kinda hard to write a tutorial for it.

Theme Making There are a few great tutorial series’ out there already, and I don’t think I’d have anything new to add to that. I could release a theme base, if people want to know more about my layouts. Or maybe some tutorials on more advanced stages of tumblr themes (for example, the homepage-like theme).

April 23 2014, 10:20 PM   •   7 notes
#update   
XXXII - The Extreme



- Live Preview: Basic Layout (One Column) • Grid Layout • With Sidebar Layout
- Download 
- Last Update: 13 April 2013 
- Help: Installing • Customizing • FAQ





About
So this is basically the theme I have right now on this blog. Overall it’s very simple and though I’ve only included four links, depending on what layout you have, there is enough space to add more. As always if you come across any coding errors please tell me. 





Features
There are three different layouts to choose from: Basic (one column), Grid and With Sidebar.
Header image with no set dimensions
Extra text boxes in sidebar for additional information.
All post types supported.
Space for four custom links, page link disabled.
A full list of features and options are listed in the live preview.

XXXII - The Extreme

- Live Preview: Basic Layout (One Column)Grid LayoutWith Sidebar Layout
- Download
- Last Update: 13 April 2013 
- Help: InstallingCustomizingFAQ

About

So this is basically the theme I have right now on this blog. Overall it’s very simple and though I’ve only included four links, depending on what layout you have, there is enough space to add more. As always if you come across any coding errors please tell me.

Features

  • There are three different layouts to choose from: Basic (one column), Grid and With Sidebar.
  • Header image with no set dimensions
  • Extra text boxes in sidebar for additional information.
  • All post types supported.
  • Space for four custom links, page link disabled.
  • A full list of features and options are listed in the live preview.
April 13 2014, 01:23 PM   •   242 notes
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