Pour Être Belle Themes

What do you look for in a tumblr theme?

In the next couple of months I’ll be working full-time on Pour Être Belle Themes (yes, you read correctly, full time). I’ll be relaunching the site with a brand new roster of up-to-date, creative, customizable themes by the end of the year, but before I get started building I want to know what you’d like to see in them.

Are creative display options your priority? Brandability? Customizability? Simplicity? Is there anything specific you want to see in a theme?

(feel free to email me at themes@pouretrebelle.com if you want to go into depth, I’d be happy to hear your opinions)

New Theme - Daeron
Daeron is that theme that everybody wants which I had yet to make. It’s a pretty plain multi-column theme; you can pick the amount columns, the post size and the margins between them (yes photosets, videos and images fit perfectly at any size), you can also hide the text permalink and link the images directly to it.

New Theme - Daeron

Daeron is that theme that everybody wants which I had yet to make. It’s a pretty plain multi-column theme; you can pick the amount columns, the post size and the margins between them (yes photosets, videos and images fit perfectly at any size), you can also hide the text permalink and link the images directly to it.

New Theme - Artemisia
Artemisia is Quirinius’ smart sister; an infinitely-scrolling horizontal theme.
The most difficult problem to overcome with horizontal themes is where to put the post captions. This theme solves that by making an overlay on media posts with permalink information and captions as well as a zoom icon so you can lightbox the content - photosets, videos and high resolution photos all work stunningly.
As usual it comes with a bounty of options - you can set the post’s height, margin, header margin, fix and unfix the header and the footer, twitter, and plenty of images and color appearance options.

New Theme - Artemisia

Artemisia is Quirinius’ smart sister; an infinitely-scrolling horizontal theme.

The most difficult problem to overcome with horizontal themes is where to put the post captions. This theme solves that by making an overlay on media posts with permalink information and captions as well as a zoom icon so you can lightbox the content - photosets, videos and high resolution photos all work stunningly.

As usual it comes with a bounty of options - you can set the post’s height, margin, header margin, fix and unfix the header and the footer, twitter, and plenty of images and color appearance options.

New Theme - Heliotrope
Heliotrope is a cute columned theme with three post size options (400/500/700px). One cool feature is the date flag which sticks to the top of the page when you scroll down. There are also two header displays (toggled with the ‘stretch header’ option) - this one with links and twitter aligned with the flag column and the stretched version as seen on the demo. You can also swap the permalink to the other side, change the space between items and colours, fonts, images ect.

New Theme - Heliotrope

Heliotrope is a cute columned theme with three post size options (400/500/700px). One cool feature is the date flag which sticks to the top of the page when you scroll down. There are also two header displays (toggled with the ‘stretch header’ option) - this one with links and twitter aligned with the flag column and the stretched version as seen on the demo. You can also swap the permalink to the other side, change the space between items and colours, fonts, images ect.

Public Service Announcement
Since the theme garden has been remade it’s much more user-friendly so I’m going to take advantage of that and upload all my free themes. I’m currently in the midst of bringing my premium themes up to scratch (above is a snapshot of the new Broderick), and I’m anxious to release Celestina when the site launches), and redesigning the theme site, which will showcase all the themes - premium, free and legacy (some of the old old things that for some reason people fawn over (yes that includes Belle but not Callidora)). A couple of things to bare in mind -
I regret to announce that the premium versions of Araminta and Mnemone will not be featured on the new site, but for people that have purchased these there’ll be a chance to convert your purchase to any of the other premium themes for free, more info when the time comes
All the premium and free themes are being updated, so I suggest you reinstall them at the launch if you use one. The free version of premium themes will be called ‘~~ Basic’, so look out for for ‘Elphinstone Basic’ ect. rather than free version
I’ll be making Basic versions of Broderick and Celestina
The new site won’t have a discussion area for themes but instead a more thorough ‘frequently asked questions’
I’m personally torn between working flat out on these theme things and on my new Jewellery Collection, but expect these changes in the next fortnight.

Public Service Announcement

Since the theme garden has been remade it’s much more user-friendly so I’m going to take advantage of that and upload all my free themes. I’m currently in the midst of bringing my premium themes up to scratch (above is a snapshot of the new Broderick), and I’m anxious to release Celestina when the site launches), and redesigning the theme site, which will showcase all the themes - premium, free and legacy (some of the old old things that for some reason people fawn over (yes that includes Belle but not Callidora)). A couple of things to bare in mind -

I’m personally torn between working flat out on these theme things and on my new Jewellery Collection, but expect these changes in the next fortnight.

New Theme - Elphinstone
This is the best theme I have ever made by a long shot. It’s a full width columned theme with over 60 appearance options on the premium version. You can choose the amount of columns and how far apart they are for a completely customizable interface, and it’s responsive. It even works with the new Spotify embeds!! Click through for a live preview. (premium version is £3 and by far superior, I’d really appreciate if you support me on this one because it’s more than worth it)

New Theme - Elphinstone

This is the best theme I have ever made by a long shot. It’s a full width columned theme with over 60 appearance options on the premium version. You can choose the amount of columns and how far apart they are for a completely customizable interface, and it’s responsive. It even works with the new Spotify embeds!! Click through for a live preview. (premium version is £3 and by far superior, I’d really appreciate if you support me on this one because it’s more than worth it)

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