Oh my goodness. I’m honestly a little afraid to look and see how long it’s been since my last post. That’s a bad thing, right? I think that’s probably not good, at least.
So I guess I should apologize first for my unannounced leave of absence! Life has been a little hectic, what with post-graduation planning, job interviewing, general life de-cluttering, and just being a busy busy bee. Just because it’s satisfying work doesn’t mean it’s not tiring! I take a decent amounts of naps. I dreamed about camels today. That was pretty fun.
Anyway, let’s get right to it.
I can’t go any further here without doling out more thanks for the incredible response I’ve gotten to Chalkdust! Thank you so much to everyone who’s installed, of course, and another helping for those of you who’ve left such kind comments (here or elsewhere). Please keep sending feature requests and problem reports as you’ve been doing. I’ve taken some time to update the code and address a few requests I’ve gotten over time, so I hope this will be a good update for some of you! If you find this release still lacking a feature, do leave a comment or drop me a tweet, and I’ll get right in to add it.
- Previously, due to rendering concerns, post titles were capped at a full two lines of text. This remains the default behavior, but you can now turn it off if you’d like to see longer post titles in all their rambling glory.
- The infamous chalk hearts can now be disabled at will! This has been a really polarizing design element, so I hope this option will please some of you less cutesy-minded users. ;)
- Twitter integration is now supported with recent tweets displaying in a sidebar (where your likes, if enabled, also render).
- A few tweaks for general prettiness (mostly concerning typefaces).
I trust everyone knows the drill by now, but just in case: if you’ve got no custom HTML, the changes should propagate automatically for you once the server gets around to it. If you have custom HTML, you’ll want to save your changes, revert the theme to remove all custom HTML, check to make sure the theme updates have applied (just peek at your Appearance menu), then reapply your custom HTML.
Now that that’s out of the way, it’s time to spread a little more love around! Oh boy!
The masters of social media at Mashable featured Chalkdust last month as part of their “Mashable Picks: Our 11 Favorite Tumblr Themes“. Sob! I’m overcome with joy. Internet, I don’t think I need to tell you that they are great, so this was a pretty awesome discovery, as well as a good reminder that I need to set up Google Alerts for the things I make.
Thank you, Mashable! Thank you, Ms. Stephanie Buck! If I’m ever in NYC, I’ll definitely buy you guys some Babycakes.
Right now priority number one is wrapping up a few freelance projects I have still under wraps. I’m very excited to show you guys what I’ve been working away at! Afterwards, perhaps my long-hinted-at next Tumblr theme? Or maybe I’ll just collapse and take another nice, long nap…
My birthday is this month. I can’t wait to take the biggest nap of my life.