Hey, everyone! I forgot to make a post last week but I’m on vacation with my family out of state and I won’t be home to answer most theme questions until I get back on Tuesday, July 29th.
I can only reply on mobile so the only questions I can answer are the easy, simple-fix problems. Sorry for the inconvenience! —Rachael
I’ve been getting reports of the XKit button missing on both Firefox and Chrome. Some people report only the button missing but the features working, some people report it not working at all.
Unfortunately, I’m very far away from home / a computer so it might take 3-4 (or more) hours until I can check what is going on and provide a fix.
I’m terribly sorry about this, and thank you for your patience.UPDATE: From the replies/asks I’ve received, I can confirm that this is because of a Tumblr change. Once again, it will take a few hours for me to fix this and I’m terribly sorry about that. Thank you so much for your patience.
Essentially, Tumblr decided to change the div names in their code just because they like to fuck with people. I use the extension Stylish on my dashboard and suddenly half of it looked weird or didn’t work, even though the regular dashboard didn’t change for anyone else.
Sick and tired of Tumblr updating things for no reason. Very blessed that the XKit Guy is always there to clean up the messes Tumblr makes.
Thank you, XKit Guy!
Making a new once since I have a couple of additions to make.
THEMES RECEIVING FULL REVAMPS:
19. Redux Edit
20. Let it Go
RETIRED THEMES RECEIVING PARTIAL REVAMPS:
4. Paper Lanterns
My plans for today aren’t too ambitious, as you can tell, but hopefully that means I can get these out of the way and get started on a new theme I’ve been planning out in my head. —Rachael
Hello, everyone!! I’ve come back from the dead (oops) to finish the last two themes on the revamp list. Then I might (might!!!) go back and do a few of the retired themes if I have time today.
I feel ridiculously awful for leaving this blog to collect dust for so long. As soon as I’m done with these revamps I have a couple of new ideas I want to work on for new themes. —Rachael
This blog - customizemytumblr - is redistributing themes that don’t belong to them, as well as sticking their own credit in the codes for “providing/hosting” them and charging $10 if you need help installing it. Please find the originals instead.
For the endings of the posts in my themes (the part at the bottom that has the reblog and like buttons, as well as information about the date, time, post source, etc.) I use a font called “Web Symbols Regular”. It’s a font very similar to “Windings”, as it takes each letter and turns it into its own symbol.
And for some reason, some users cannot see the symbols and can only see the letters. Online, the font creator says it should work across all web browsers, but those who use Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc. cannot see the font and instead see random letters.
I can only guarantee that the endings on the post look correct while using Google Chrome. I have tried everything in my power to make it work with different browsers as well but I’ve found no solution.
If you are using a browser other than Google Chrome, I suggest using the alternative post ending I have recently installed that avoids using the Web Symbols Regular font until I can figure out how to make it usable in all browsers. I apologize for the inconvenience.
If you have yet to install the newest version of your theme, feel free to do so now! New options have been added to every theme allowing for more customization, and when you re-install the theme you will not lose any customization previously added.
Also, another announcement I need to make is that I am retiring a number of my themes. They will still be available for download, but they will not receive any more updates or revamps in the future unless absolutely necessary. The themes I’m retiring are:
1 (The Cave), 2 (Pokeball), 3 (Marchin’ On), 4 (Paper Lanterns), 5 (Boxed In), 7 (The Fault, Dear Brutus), 9 (Kind, Smart, Important), 10 (Son, Just Don’t), 11 (Moon and Sun), and 12 (The Borrowers).
Once again, you can still install those themes and view the theme previews, but I will not update or revamp those themes in the future. This is simply because their code is outdated and hard to mass-update.
I’m sorry for being so absent for a month. I’ve been studying for my finals (which end tomorrow!) and I haven’t been on my desktop computer, so I wasn’t able to code or revamp themes. But starting this weekend, I’m back!
Here are a few things I hope to get started on:
I’ve got my PayPal account set up and ready to go for the custom theme making, but I don’t want to start that until I’ve literally finished everything else so I can go at it without anything else distracting me from it. I’ve finally got a price scale that I’m comfortable with for theme commissions.
The price ranges change depending on the complexity of the project. For example, if you want me to just change the colors of your blog but you don’t want custom images, it’ll be $3 flat. If you want me to basically rewrite a section of a theme in order to tweak it, it’ll probably be $5. And if you want a full theme, obviously the $10 ones will be on the simpler side and the $20 ones will be on the ridiculously complex side.
Those are the prices I’m going to stick with. I know a lot of people will be like “pshhhhh who wants to pay for stuff like that?” But I’m a full-time college student and I’m going to tell you that $3-5 is a sandwich on-campus and $10-20 is a DVD from the store. It’s really not that much money if it’s something you really want to do.
Alright, that’s it! I’ll see you all in a few days. <3
I made one of those sliding update bars that everyone and their brother seems to be asking me for, and I’ll give you a step-by-step on how to install and customize it. (Yes, it comes pre-loaded with the pizza pixel. Credits go to touchpulp.)
THIS IS THE FINISHED PRODUCT: