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Tumblr For Dummies Portable Edition by Sue Jenkins

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Chapter 9

Discovering, Modifying, and Designing Themes

In This Chapter

arrow Finding and installing themes from the Theme Garden

arrow Modifying the HTML for a theme

arrow Creating your own theme and submitting it to Tumblr

arrow Exploring online theme tutorials

If the eyes are a window to the soul, think of your Tumblr theme as the favorite outfit you wear when you go out for a night on the town. You want to look sharp, be attractive to the right audience, and let people know more about you by the flavor of your ensemble. In other words, your Tumblr theme shouldn’t just sit there, it should do something; it should tell your visitors — visually — more about who you are and what you like, and hopefully complement the kinds of content that you post on your site.

As of now, 1,275 free and premium themes are featured in the Tumblr Theme Garden, and that number is growing daily. In addition, there are hundreds of other themes available, for free and for a fee, directly from developers’ websites. In this chapter, you discover how to explore and use Tumblr’s Theme Garden. You then find out how to install and ...

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