The tumblelog phenomenon is new enough that well-designed sites are still few and far between. Here are 5 unique designs that break out of the mold:
Well known for his Tumblr themes, Cameron makes nice use of color and different icons for each type of post:
Nice attention to detail in the wrap around images for the dates and the subtle gradient background:
Another site with nice use of color for different post types, in a cool wrap-around ribbon design:
A clean layout making good use of the sidebar and icons:
For more info on tumblr theme customization and all things Tumblr, check out Tumblepedia and CustomizeTumblr. Tumblr also has a listing of basic elements that are available for customization on their site.
Incidentally, I mentioned last week that one of the features that is still forthcoming in Tumblr is comment functionality. CustomizeTumblr has posted two solutions to use in the meantime.
Looking for some free Tumblr themes?
There aren’t many to choose from, but hopefully we’ll see that changing. For now, check out Cameron’s excellent set of themes, the Bus Full of Hippies theme, Silkclean at pixelspread, two at the Nikography tumblelog, and Sunday Edition by Bill Israel.
This article was written by Randa Clay. Read more about design, marketing, blogging, branding and all things creative at RandaClay.com.