Tubmlr has gained a lot of fans over the last 5 years, and with good reason. Whereas many blogging platforms are striving to add more and more features to their platform, Tumblr has stayed true to its microblogging roots by keeping things simple. This has resulted in one of the most user friendly interfaces available online.
And though it may be simple, it still has some great features. There are a wide range of post formats to choose from and you can automatically update your Tumblr page with your latest entries from Facebook and Twitter.
The Tumblr design can be changed in seconds through your Tumblr dashboard. There are over 1,200 free and premium themes currently available in the Tumblr Theme Garden. Today we would like to share with you 30 great designs from the ranks. You can install any of these themes easily through the customise section of Tubmlr. Enjoy!
A cool design that features a large content area for displaying images. Large fonts are used and the bottom of each post has been designed to look like a torn piece of paper.
Showroom gives the impression of notes being pinned on a wooden wall. The right hand side of the page has a sidebar with a great looking ‘about me’ widget displayed at the top.
3. go CRAZY!!
A colourful minimal theme that uses green, pink and blue fonts throughout the design. Each icon is also a different colour.
4. Royal Ribbon
An elegant theme that has great typography and beautiful post icons. With only one content column, there is no space for any widgets or additional information, just the title and description at the top of the page. This minimal approach should appeal to quite a few users.
5. Griddlr Theme
A unique design that packs content into 3 columns. The top navigation area remains fixed as the user scrolls down the page. Clicking on the information link underneath the navigation area will bring down a menu with your profile details, a search bar and a list of the latest posts.
An interesting design from British designer Mike Ballan. Your profile info and various links are displayed in a fixed left hand colummn. The main content area is split into 3 sections
7. Pink touch 2
A conversion of the popular WordPress theme of the same name, Pink Touch 2 is an elegant one column design with beautiful typography. A search bar is placed in the header with navigation links in the footer.
8. Color Shades
A multi colour one column theme that alternates the colour scheme in every post. There are around a dozen colour schemes to choose from via the colour picker.
A mail themed design with a traditional 2 column blog layout. Profiles are posted in the sidebar with rss, random and archive icon links all contained in the footer.
10. Panda Classics Recycled
A great looking one column design with beautiful typography. Posts are divided using colourful banners and the one column design makes it great for showcasing images.
A premium one column design that has a cool navigation menu at the top of the page. To the right hand side of each post are the post icons and tags with the date the post was published on the left.
One of the most feature rich Tumblr themes available. You could be forgiven for thinking that Savory was designed for WordPress or Drupal due its design and typography (powered by Typekit). Links to your Tubmlr RSS feed and archives are displayed at the top of the page with other content and navigation links being displayed in the sidebar. Social media sharing buttons have been integrated into the post area and it has support for Disqus too.
A clean minimal design that has a simple navigation menu at the top and sidebar at the right hand side. The large fonts make reading a pleasure.
A fashionable design that comes with over 70 appearance options. The sidebar is on the left hand side though the content area can be divided using shortcodes. Posts can be 220 px, 500px or 780 px wide. This allows you to show 1, 2 or 3 posts in the main content area.
Large fonts and big bright colours are used throughout this large one column design to really set it off.
More Waiting for You on Page Two
You are well on your way, with half of the themes now behind you! However, don’t stop just yet, as the rest of this beautiful collection of resources is still waiting for you on page two.