Discussion on Notes - A Clean and Responsive Tumblr Theme

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Nice and clean! Can I easily put “Tags” section instead of “Following”?

mikedidthis

Glad you like it!

As far as I am aware, you can add ‘Tags’ via a third party script, such as this one: http://rive.rs/projects/tumblr-tag-clouds

I am planning a small update today, so will include this option.

Thanks for looking.

mikedidthis

I have now included a ‘Tags’ Feature into the theme. Make sure to add tags to your posts to display the list :)

You can see this in action on the demo.

Default-user

Thanks mikedidthis. I will make sure of that after I purchase it :)

Default-user

It would be very nice if you can provide a “search bar” and Google+ logo under Social Links. Thanks.

mikedidthis

Not a problem, I will provide this in the next update, which I hope will be out today.

Thanks again for the suggestion.

mikedidthis

Added ‘Google +’ and ‘Search’ as requested, though I don’t seem to yield any result :|

Default-user
rango78 Purchased

Thanks for your effort, I just purchased it ;)

mikedidthis

Not a problem, always happy to support!

Good going, if you can share your tumblr URL and I will add it to the collection :)

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  • India

I havent your tumblr much but i do have an account with them and i was wondering how would i use your theme.. Can i use your theme @ tumblr.com account??

This might be a stupid question but i really like your theme and want to use it somweher.

Thanks :)

mikedidthis

You sure can! You copy and paste the HTML from the file provide by ThemeForest, into an area on the dashboard at tumblr.com and your away.

The theme comes with simple and clear installation instructions, if you get stuck, let me know and I will help you out.

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Hi there,

Very nice theme indeed! One question though, is Tumblr pages supported?

Kind regards

@franwess

mikedidthis

Firstly, thank you for the kind words, I am glad others like the theme.

At the moment, ‘Pages’ is not supported. Its not a feature I have used.

But… I am currently working on a new theme, which does include pages, once this is complete I will add ‘Pages’ support to this theme.

mikedidthis

Hi Franwess.

I have updated the theme to support ‘Pages’ :)

Regards

mikedidthis

Default-user

Hi there,

Thank you very much for your reply—one problem though, I’m liking your focus theme even more :) You are making it very difficult for a man to make a decision.

One of the two will be purchased!

Regards

Francois Wessels

mikedidthis

Thank you! Really has put a smile on my face! Variety is the spice of life and all that. :)

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  • Netherlands

Just before purchasing this theme: Any chance you will add twitter, facebook and google+ sharing options per post? (quick share buttons)

[update: no matter whether or not, purchasing the theme right now!]

mikedidthis

Hi there!

Its a feature that has been requested by another user, so I will be adding it over the next couple of days.

At the moment I am just pushing a large update, that adds a few new features.

enleverage

Super! Thanks in advance!

(btw: have it up and running at janvaniperen.com)

mikedidthis

Not a problem!

Just had a quick peek, site loves great! I always like seeing the theme in use!

Would you mind me adding your URL to the sales page?

Will message you when the update for social share is complete :)

enleverage

No problem when you mention me! =)

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Loving the theme! Best I’ve seen yet :D

I made a few changes to mine (fading twitter widget with variables for username and number of posts; set up transitions for more elements) if you cared to see: www.scfriesen.com. A Twitter widget was the only thing missing for me. I’d be happy to share my solution if you liked it.

Thanks again for your hard work!

mikedidthis

Thanks for the comments, really makes creating the theme worth it!

Gotta say, I love the changes, I want people to take these themes and expand on them, and you did a great job!

Can I post this link to the sales page?

:)

friesencreative

Absolutely!

mikedidthis

Thanks man! I really appreciate it!

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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Hi! Tumblr won’t allow me to upload a logo. Is there a way to do it manually? Also, how do I change the link colour from the orange to another colour?

Thanks!

Jarryd

mikedidthis

Hi Jarryd,

Firstly thanks for purchasing the theme, really appreciate it.

Regarding the logo. Did you refresh the page once you had saved the changes in the dashboard. Doing this will allow you to upload a logo.

Regarding the link colours, I plan a release to add this option. In the mean time, you can change them manually in the html, at line: 276 change the colour values to something more suited:

a {
    color:#ff5400;
    text-decoration:none;
}
a:hover {
    color:#bb3e00;
}

If you get stuck let me know.

Thanks again.
  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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Love this! :inlove: I could really have use for Notes, but I don’t use Tumblr (I have my own hosting service).

Could you offer Notes as a WordPress theme too? It’s possible to offer various post formats.

If you decide to make a WordPress version, don’t forget to make it translation-ready!

mikedidthis

Hi R3B3CK4 .

Ahhh thank you! Notes covers all post formats that Tumblr has to offer. Video / Photo / Text / Audio etc.

I am afraid that all my themes are Tumblr only. Sorry :)

Default-user

I shall try tumblr.com :)

Two questions regarding tumblr.com

1. Why are these images opened like this http://tmblr.co/ZSQZNwDgHH8d while other images is opened like this http://tmblr.co/ZSQZNwDLgRXl ?

Can I choose how the images are open in Tumblr? I want all images to be opened like this http://tmblr.co/ZSQZNwDgHH8d

2. Are there instructions on how to install the theme on tumblr.com?

3. Can I remove the orange vertical line to the left of each post?

I would otherwise let you know that videos are elongated in the smartphone mode. Videos is supposed to remain rectangular. Perhaps you should take a look at this tutorial http://webdesignerwall.com/tutorials/css-elastic-videos

mikedidthis

Hi there.

1) Tumblr by default includes a lightbox for ‘Photosets’ (A Photo post with more than one photo). However, Tumblr doesn’t include an lightbox for single images.

2) Not as far as I am aware. The installation is literally copy and paste.

3) You can :)

4) Can you confirm what mobile device your having the issue with videos on? I am pretty sure I have included http://fitvidsjs.com/ which looks after videos on a responsive side.

Again thanks for getting in touch, any questions let me know.

Default-user

1) I see. I shall send a request to tumblr.com instead. ;)

2) Ok, maybe I’ll understand when I’ve tumblr.com :)

3) Good. I can’t find the line in the CSS template when I review the page but I may see it when I have purchased and downloaded it.

4) It looks good on http://fitvidsjs.com/ but I’ll take a screenshot and show you. I don’t use any mobile device, but I resize the window to check how it looks.

mikedidthis

Hi there, a few more notes.

1) I will try and add a lightbox when I release the next update to Notes. This is a few weeks off.

2) :)

3) If you get stuck, let me know, and I will show you have to remove it.

4) Fixed. Updated the demo site, and sending the package to TF

Again, thank you so much for reporting this to me, really appreciate it.

Default-user

1) Awesome! But perhaps this is something Tumblr can fix? Tumblr has lightbox by default for “photosets”? I can email them my request/suggestion, maybe you don’t have to do the extra work?

3) Good. I’m thinking that the content should be wider so that it doesn’t is too much space to the left as well. We’ll see how it looks when I remove the line.

4) Looking good!

Really appreciate your fast support! :)

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You know what! I’ll try tumblr.com anyway. I like Notes too much to resist. :P

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gakuran Purchased

Hi Mike,

Great theme! I had a question regarding the social links. I noticed the other examples of website using your theme had other custom social links like Vimeo etc. Were those icons included in the theme? If not, where can I get them? And are there options built-in to the Tumblr settings where I can easily put them in? Thanks!

mikedidthis

Hi oridostyle!

Can you let me know what social icons are you looking for? I will dig through the font-file and see if they are included.

Many Thanks

Mike

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gakuran Purchased

Thanks Mike,

I’m looking for Vimeo, Youtube, Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr, Foursquare. Some great examples I saw were here: http://royalbacon.com. Thanks again Mike.

mikedidthis

Not a problem at all.

Notes uses a webfont to provide the icons. Here is the link: http://www.justbenicestudio.com/studio/websymbols/

They have Vimeo & Youtube, but not the others.

Can you message me from my profile so I can provide the revised HTML ?

Also if you can give me a few days I will create icons for the other networks for you. A link to your tumblr would be great so I can get the colours right. (They will be PNGs).

Many Thanks

Mike

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gakuran Purchased

Thanks so much for your help Mike. Though, I’m thinking a better way to go about it is to let me know how to change the icons on the “Social Links” sidebar menu. That way, if another new social network comes around (even though we have too many already) I can just update the icon with a different icon set rather than have you make custom ones each time. Is it fairly simple to replace the icons? Edit html section of Tumblr? Thanks!

mikedidthis

Hi oridostyle.

Ideally, that would be the way I would want to do it, but I don’t have time to work on a new update to Notes yet. I am looking along the lines of allowing users to upload a custom social link, along with an icon.

In the example, if a new social network does come along, a new font or png icon would need to be created either way. :)

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gakuran Purchased

Fair enough. Just had another question. When making any more then 2 or more pages on the sidebar menu, the links seem to be on 1 continuous line and not under each other shifted to the left. Is there a way to fix this?

mikedidthis

Hi Oridostyle!

I think you found a bug!

If you add this to the CustomCSS box, it should resolve it until I update the theme:

aside .pages ul li {
float:none;
}

Many thanks for getting in touch, do let me know if this works. :)

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gakuran Purchased

That fixed it! Thanks so much for your quick responses.

mikedidthis

Not a problem at all! Enjoy Notes :)

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Hi!

I am trying to swap out the little flip book icon that comes with the theme, but it won’t change.

I tried doing this via the ‘upload logo’ mechanism and also changed the relative link in the code.

Wonder what I am doing wrong?

Here’s the link: http://showboatapp.tumblr.com/

mikedidthis

Hi jrharrel!

Firstly thank you for purchasing Notes.

I must apologise in advance, a bug was discovered last week with regards changing the logo, and I haven’t had chance to release a new version.

In the mean time, here is a quick fix. If you change Line 305 as follows:

background:transparent url('{image:Logo}') no-repeat top left;
That will make your logo appear :)

Again, I am really sorry about the bug. Let me know how you get on.

Regards

Mike

jrharrell

Yup, that did the trick.

Thanks!

mikedidthis

Excellent. Sorry again. I will push a new update with the fix in shortly.

Just wrapping up a support forum :)

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Hi!

When I add pages to my tumblr, it looks like the page names bump directly next to each other: http://showboatblog.com/

Is there any way to space them out a few pixels or to maybe stack them on top of each other?

Thanks!

mikedidthis

Hi jrharrell,

Sorry to hear that, its something I haven’t tested before.

To quickly fix it, add this to the Custom CSS :
aside .pages ul li {
float:none;
}

Let me know how you get on.

Many Thanks

jrharrell

What line in the code do I put it after?

mikedidthis

Hi jrharrell,

Paste the code into the Custom CSS box. Its on the main view of the customisation URL . Like below.

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3w3znuJSZ1qag8z3.png

Many Thanks

Mike

jrharrell

Darn, that didn’t fix the problem…

Anything else that I might be able to try?

http://showboatblog.com/
jrharrell

Doh! It took tumblr a couple of minutes to update.

That code did the trick.

Thanks!

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stuwilde Purchased

Hi Mike

I am trying to use more of the sidebar width for the title text. Any ideas?

Cheers Stu

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stuwilde Purchased

Sorry Mike I was being thick. Ignore my last message lol Templates looks great btw :) Stu

mikedidthis

No problem Stu! Enjoy ;)

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stuwilde Purchased

Hi Mike

Did you ever do the extra social icons stuff? Im also looking to add a Pinterest icon if possible…

Cheers Stu

mikedidthis

Hey Stu,

I left them out until I was ready to complete the Retina update.

Currently working may way through Mason, then Notes :)

mikedidthis

Hey Stu,

I left them out until I was ready to complete the Retina update.

Currently working may way through Mason, then Notes :)

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Hi, great work, I love it, but there is a big problem with the gallery (more than one picture) and the current Firefox 16: No pictures are shown.

mikedidthis

Hi Michael.

I am really sorry to say but that is a bug in general with Photosets and Notes. The Photosets are not responsive like my other themes, and the support was minimal.

I will try and update this in the future, but at the moment, I don’t have a time scale for when this will be.

If its a problem, please contact support and I will help with a refund.

Many Thanks

Mike

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Thank you for your reply. Perhaps it is better to disable this kind of photo sets and use a simpler (perhaps not that elegant) gallery, isn’t it? Firefox is a very popular browser. How can I do this?

mikedidthis

Hi Michael.

Can you clarify what your wanting to achieve? Adding a gallery is as much work as adding responsive Photosets.

My advice would be not to use Photosets on this theme all together, and stick to single photo posts.

As I mentioned, I need to do some work on Notes, I just can’t commit on a release date.

Many Thanks

Mike

mikedidthis

Hi Michael,

Can you email my support site: support@mikedidthis.co.uk

I have an idea, and wouldn’t mind you testing it, if possible.

Many Thanks

Mike

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