Some requests were consultant-based projects while others were full blown Tumblr theme builds. My experience just goes to show how truly powerful blogging can be.
I learned a lot by seeing step-by-step tutorials when I first started building websites. I think doing things the old fashion way is a great way to learn and then build upon later when you are more comfortable. There were a lot of goals for the project. To summarize, I included the most prominent ones below.
- Spread awareness of the theme customization process
- Get newcomers up and running fast without needing to hire someone else
- Familiarize readers with the Tumblr-specific markup that makes Tumblr be Tumblr
- Build a theme from scratch so readers can see every step of the process
After reading the book a reader will now be able to take a stab at creating their own custom Tumblr theme.
It’s free. I decided to offer this for free as I think it will help many people who are interested in customizing their own Tumblr experience. Rather than being in the dark about the process I wanted to share it so others could benefit and I don’t think charging someone for information that is already available is right. I’m merely trying to explain it in a way that makes more sense.