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Tumblr For Dummies Portable Edition by Sue Jenkins

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Exploring Online Tumblr Theme Tutorials

Learning all the ins and outs of Tumblr theme development can be a real challenge; there are currently no comprehensive tutorials or training programs available. What you will find, however, is a mishmash of instructions and videos that each provide a small piece in the puzzle of how it all works!

One decent (if slightly dated) tutorial is Creating a Tumblr Theme by Jose Argudo Blanco (http://joseargudo.com ) on the PACKT Publishing site at www.packtpub.com/ article/creating-a-tumblr-theme . There you’ll find step-by-step instructions on how to convert the tags and other markup in your HTML/CSS page into a ready-to-use Tumblr theme.

For a free Tumblr framework to get your Tumblr themes started faster than you would probably do by hand-coding from scratch, download Galen Gidman’s (http://galen gidman.com/ ) framework files at https://github.com/galengidman/tumblr-framework .

For additional tutorials and videos about building your own custom Tumblr Themes, check out the following pages:

check.png PSD to HTML tuts: http://psdtohtmltuts.com/8- useful-articles-to-jump-into-the-basics- of-html-to-tumblr-themes/

check.png Build Internet: http://buildinternet.com/2010/04/ things-to-know-about-custom-tumblr-theme-design/

Nettuts+: http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/html-css-techniques/new-plus-tutorial- ...

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