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northerndawn:

* This is a slightly different version of my current theme. As beforeI’m a bit apprehensive about errors and glitches, if you see something, please let me know so I can correct.

* Don’t forget to click ‘Reset defaults’ in the ‘Appearance options’ after you paste the html. (Use the old customization page if the new one doesn’t work)

* Appearance options includes sidebar and background image (the default setting is no-repeat, but you can replace it with repeat, repeat-x (horizontal) or repeat-y (vertical).

* Option to add 5 links to the sidebar. Let me know if you need more.

- Please keep the credit link.
- Feel free to ask any questions about the coding.

9 June 2012
    via: northerndawn

northerndawn:

* As beforeI’m a bit apprehensive about errors and glitches, if you see something, please let me know so I can correct.

* Don’t forget to click ‘Reset defaults’ in the ‘Appearance options’ after you paste the html. (Use the old customization page if the new one doesn’t work)

* Appearance options includes sidebar and background image (to change the position/repeat of the bg image find ‘background-position: bottom left; background-repeat: no-repeat;’ and change for the setting you want).

* Option to add 5 links to the sidebar. 

* Sorry, but I won’t answer any questions about minor changes, like adding a userpic, the sidebar position, etc. Feel free to do them yourself. I just can’t make all the requests I get. I coded the theme this way, this is how I’m sharing it.

- Please keep the credit link / do not redistribute. 
- Don’t use any parts on your themes. Ex. Little sidebar links code.

9 June 2012
    via: northerndawn

northerndawn:

*If you find any errors and glitches, if you see something, please let me know so I can correct.

*This theme allows you to upload two pics:
1 -
The smaller icon (any square image will appear round), 100 x 100px;
2 -
Normal sidebar picture, 250px wide.

*After uploading the pictures or adding links check the respective little boxes in the appearance options.

* Don’t forget to click ‘Reset defaults’ in the ‘Appearance options’ after you paste the code. (Use the old customization page if the new one doesn’t work)

* Option to add 4 links to the sidebar and pages

* Sorry, but I won’t answer any questions about minor changes, like adding a userpic, the sidebar position, etc. Feel free to do them yourself. I just can’t make all the requests I get. I coded the theme this way, this is how I’m sharing it.

- Please keep the credit link / do not redistribute. 
- Don’t copy any parts of the code, please. If you want to use this theme as a base, ask first.

8 June 2012
    via: northerndawn

northerndawn:

*If you find any errors and glitches, if you see something, please let me know so I can correct.

*This theme doesn’t have the option to add any sidebar pics. Only your default icon will appear (64x64px).

* Don’t forget to click ‘Reset defaults’ in the ‘Appearance options’ after you paste the code. (Use the old customization page if the new one doesn’t work)

* Option to add 5 links to the sidebar and pages

* Sorry, but I won’t answer any questions about minor changes, like adding a sidebar image, changing the sidebar position, etc. Feel free to do them yourself. I just can’t make all the requests I get. I coded the theme this way, this is how I’m sharing it.

- Please keep the credit link / do not redistribute. 
- Don’t copy any parts of the code, please. If you want to use this theme as a base, ask first.

8 June 2012
    via: northerndawn

northerndawn:

!Note: If you use a big sidebar image like the one in the preview and then add the maximum number of links, I suggest you uncheck the fixed sidebar options. Otherwise, the sidebar will be too long and will be cut in some screen resolutions. By unchecking that option, your sidebar will scroll down with the posts.

*If you find any errors and glitches, if you see something not working correctly, please let me know so I can correct.

*Sidebar Image size: 250px wide.

* Option to add 7 links to the sidebar. There’s no option to add more. If you know your way around with the code, add them manually. 

Don’t forget to click ‘Reset defaults’ in the ‘Appearance options’ after you paste the code. (Use the old customization page if the new one doesn’t work)

* Sorry, but I won’t answer any questions about minor changes, like adding a sidebar image, changing the sidebar position, etc. Feel free to do them yourself. I just can’t make all the requests I get. I coded the theme this way, this is how I’m sharing it.

- Please keep the credit link / do not redistribute. 
- Don’t copy any parts of the code, please. If you want to use this theme as a base, ask first.

7 June 2012
    via: northerndawn

northerndawn:

  • Preview: here
  • Code: here or here / here (freetexthost)
  • Version with simple sidebar links (not over the the image): 
    here or here (pastebin) / here (freetexthost)
  • FAQ

!Note: This theme looks better with a sidebar image, which does not appear round by default; that effect was achieved in Photoshop, so it will appear as a regular square or rectangle. If you want the little titles next to the links, go to the code and look for the link list (Ctrl+F) + ‘{block:IfShowLink1}’ and take out the <!— & —> that encloses them and replace the text with whatever you want. Also, there a little copyright footer included. If you don’t want it, simply look for it in the code and delete.

*If you find any errors and glitches, if you see something not working correctly, please let me know so I can correct.

*Sidebar Image size: 250px wide.

* Option to add 7 links to the sidebar. There’s no option to add more. If you know your way around with the code, add them manually. 

Don’t forget to click ‘Reset defaults’ in the ‘Appearance options’ after you paste the code. (Use the old customization page if the new one doesn’t work)

* Sorry, but I won’t answer any questions about minor changes, like adding a sidebar image, changing the sidebar position, etc. Feel free to do them yourself. I just can’t make all the requests I get. I coded the theme this way, this is how I’m sharing it.

- Please keep the credit link / do not redistribute. 
- Don’t copy any parts of the code, please. If you want to use this theme as a base, ask first.

7 June 2012
    via: northerndawn

Paperback Writer by lovegoods

Theme 001 Paperback Writer: Live Preview / Download Code

If you have any questions about the theme go here.

Do not steal or redistribute this theme.
Leave all credit intact and do not move it to a secondary page.
You can edit it but do not claim it as your own just because you changed a few things

*edit: sidebar image sizes
4 links = 500 x 160 px
5 links = 500 x 205 px
6 links = 500 x 245 px 
7 links = 500 x 285 px 

6 June 2012
    via: lovegoods
6 June 2012
    via: lmthemes

Theme Problems

First of all thanks for offering to help!

Ok this is what it looks like now. And look I love it frankly. I don’t want to change it. But it doesn’t offer captions under photos and being that its to support the Believe In Sherlock movement this will become an issue. Very soon. The creator can’t do anything about it. So I thought, the theme on my own blog is nice, I’ll use that one. It offers the sidebar on the left or right.

This is what happens when I add LM’s theme: http://lmthemeslp07.tumblr.com/

If you can’t see either image:

http://i50.tinypic.com/15gdjo.jpg

http://i48.tinypic.com/nnp4yo.jpg

No sidebar options appear. No changes happen in adding images. Very little in terms of the customising I’m used too. And I was pretty good at the classic version. Now I’m at a loss. I need a new theme for this blog because I don’t know how to add photo captions myself, nor do I have any idea how to go about editing html on this newer customize.

Thank you, any help is appreciated.

Alright, so it looks like this is just Tumblr being dumb. As usual. It looks like what you’re saying is when you put in sidebar options and everything it just doesn’t show up? Because as long as the options are there in the appearance options you should be good. I realize it’s hard to not be able to preview your theme customizations, and even moreso if you’re a blog whose followers often visit your page, so you don’t want it to be down or looking funny for any amount of time.

In my experience, the customize page actually works, just the preview doesn’t. I’m messing around with it right now and I’ve actually got the preview to display right! What you’re going to want to do is make a test blog, a secondary blog to test your theme and all your customization options. This is what I do when I make a theme. You can password protect it if you like so no one can spy on your changes or follow your blog.

Once you’ve got that test blog made, go into the customize page and paste your code where you normally would. Update preview, and it looks pretty messed up, right? Okay, now save it and reload the page. Ta da!

Now you should be able to mess around with the customization options and have them show up right in the preview, but if they don’t, here’s what you do: set your appearance options how you want them, save the theme, and check it out on your test blog’s page.

Now, what kind of sucks is in doing this, no matter what, you will have to have the theme with its default appearance up on the blog you want it on for a short amount of time. But the more you know about exactly how you want to set the appearance options ahead of time, the faster you’ll be able to do it, and the less time your followers will be seeing the defaults.

As a finishing note, if anyone has any problems with the customize page, please do not hesitate in emailing Tumblr Support. The more attention we bring to these problems, the more likely they are to do something about them!

6 June 2012
   

Something by lovegoods

Theme 002 Something: Live Preview / Download Code

If you have any questions about the theme go here.

Do not steal or redistribute this theme.
Leave all credit intact and do not move it to a secondary page.
You can edit it but do not claim it as your own just because you changed a few things

6 June 2012
    via: lovegoods