Hi! I hope you don't mind me asking this. I'm trying to set up my site pretty much like yours, and it's been very helpful to me (especially your post from 2012 about transitioning to /blog). I just wanted to ask how you made your ask box work on your contact page? I'm guessing you didn't use tumblr's pagecreator, because the script rewrites everything with my tumblr url. So did you 'rebuild' your tumblr theme outside of tumblr to make it look like the rest of your blog? Thank you for your time!

Hi fitanne! I actually created a separate contact page on my domain. Any pages that are built with Tumblr have /blog in their URL (e.g. http://elletricity.com/blog/ask). I built the theme to work with Tumblr, then reworked it slightly to work on regular PHP and HTML pages.

As for the ask box, I copied the code directly from my /ask page - it’s an iframe right in the middle of the page. Put that directly into the page, and whabam, contact page with ask box.

Message me again if you still need help!

Hey Gabrielle I like your themes so much that I use in both of my blogs: bulaniskandar and bulans-exchangeyear. But is there any change to make the text font bigger? Because people who are responsible in the exchange are mostly old people they complained and ask me to make the font bigger which I don't know how to :( thanks in advance :)

Change “Text Size” in Appearance options, bulaniskandar.

can you suggest where i can download photoshop that is virus free? thank you!! xx

I’m sorry, but I can’t condone illegal software downloads.

Hey guys! I won’t be answering any more questions about the iOS theme for a while, but here’s a few answers in the meantime -
Like I said, I’ll be doing a tutorial soon, which will explain it much more clearly than I can summarize in a post!
blvcktags - I haven’t started on it yet because I’ve been focused on finishing the theme. I can’t really have the tutorial without the theme complete. Right now I’m working on getting all the icons themed (including notification center and settings icons) and it’s taking a while to figure out what sizes and names are required.
kaffi-fot-tonlist-bila - ETA is at least a few weeks. I just finished midterms so I’m hoping to chug this out before finals!
I don’t have a repo yet. I’m researching how to get that started. If anybody has any information on how to make a repo, please let me know!

Hey guys! I won’t be answering any more questions about the iOS theme for a while, but here’s a few answers in the meantime -

  1. Like I said, I’ll be doing a tutorial soon, which will explain it much more clearly than I can summarize in a post!
  2. blvcktags - I haven’t started on it yet because I’ve been focused on finishing the theme. I can’t really have the tutorial without the theme complete. Right now I’m working on getting all the icons themed (including notification center and settings icons) and it’s taking a while to figure out what sizes and names are required.
  3. kaffi-fot-tonlist-bila - ETA is at least a few weeks. I just finished midterms so I’m hoping to chug this out before finals!
  4. I don’t have a repo yet. I’m researching how to get that started. If anybody has any information on how to make a repo, please let me know!

Hi! I have the Greying theme and i would add the ask box.

I’m not sure what you’re asking. Do you want to add a link to your ask page or add text above the ask box or something else? Please clarify!

This is just a suggestion, but can you make a tutorial on how to make the like and reblog button of tumblr styled? I am having a bad time with it :( thanks!

You can’t style them as the like button is an iframe and the reblog button is a link with an SVG embed. Theoretically, you could style the reblog button by using :before in your CSS (I already do this in my own themes for other icons, you can take a look at my coding), but the like button cannot be styled at all besides the options Tumblr gives you (size, white/black/grey).

Another option you might consider is using {ReblogURL} in your theme and styling that yourself and using a Javascript-based like button, but I personally find that the best practice is to use Tumblr’s options instead, as they are coded specifically by Tumblr and therefore (theoretically) better implemented than any outside source. I’ve been styling my themes around the new buttons, which is much easier.

Slightly off-topic - I’ve noticed over the past few years that the web design trends are headed towards flatter designs with larger font sizes and larger elements in general. Tumblr’s new like and reblog buttons reflect this change as they look much better at larger sizes. This doesn’t work well with a lot of Tumblr themes that have a very specific kind of aesthetic (themes that are based on movies, TV shows, books, etc, or have patterned backgrounds or textures or lots of small details), but they do work well with clean, minimalist themes with large font sizes and elements. Keep that in mind if you choose to use them. 

Theme questions -

elletricity:

I haven’t been good about answering theme questions because of work and school. I calculated my hours today and last week I spent 14 hours in class, 18 hours at work, and 49 hours doing homework. I’ve spent 12 hours at a time staring at the computer screen for homework and it’s not fun. :(

That being said, I will try my best to answer questions as much as I can! If you are using one of my themes, have ever used my themes, or follow this blog, thank you for supporting me! I super appreciate it. <3

where are your themes?

I love love love your greying theme but I was wondering if it would be possible to make the permalink bigger?

Look for this and change the 10px:

	.date, .date a, #pag, #current, #pag .center a {
		font: 10px {font:Header};
		color: {color:Date};
		{block:ifCapitalizedHeaders}text-transform: uppercase;{/block:ifCapitalizedHeaders}
		text-decoration: none;
		{block:ifSpacedHeaders}letter-spacing: 1px;{/block:ifSpacedHeaders}
	}

Hey! I'm using the Greying theme, and was wondering if there was any way to revert the album art to the smaller size it was using until today? The one that showed the mini disc within a cover. Thank you so much!

It should be working just fine - I checked http://greyingtheme.tumblr.com and the album art looks like it did before o.o Can you take a screenshot or send me your URL?