It’s been over 2 years since Headline was released, and I’m thankful to the 9,000+ users who have installed it. A big mahalo to all of you (especially you Rolling Stone)!
Things sure have changed over that time, yet Headline has remained the same. As a result, some of the documentation and features have become outdated. For example, the Twitter API integration uses @Anywhere, which is scheduled to sunset in March of this year. Boo. Archive links no longer work as documented. Boo. Un-responsive design!? What decade do you think this is?!
That being said, I’m thinking about completely rebuilding the theme from scratch. Think of it as Headline 2.0. I have some ideas, but now is your chance to share yours. What do you like about the current theme? What sucks? What features should be added? Instagram anyone?
Post your thoughts, comments, feedback, and love letters in the Disqus thread below or fire away at @ckalima on Twitter. I start building tomorrow.
Headline Updated to v1.6.1
A new update to the Headline theme has been approved by Tumblr and should now be live on all standard installations.
v1.6.1 fixes a bug with the background image CSS style that would cause background images to repeat, even when the Tile Background Image toggle button was not selected in the Appearance panel. Thanks to Mark for the heads up!
I use your theme across a network of tech sites (http://finerthingsin.com), but I have to use Custom HTML to add Clicky, which breaks my ability to get theme updates easily. If you require a small child or a goat for this work, we can talk.
v1.2 Bug Fixes & The Headline Showcase
Thanks to everyone who has provided initial feedback on Headline. We just submitted a revised version of the theme (v1.2) to the Theme Garden this morning, and those updates will automatically roll-out once approved.
A changelog page has been created and contains specific fixes for each version. The current version number of your installation is embedded in an HTML comment, available by viewing your site’s source code. If that previous sentence has you saying “Huh?”, just know that Tumblr will automatically update your installation to the latest version.
Finally, we really enjoy seeing what users are able to create using our customizable themes. Unfortunately, while Tumblr provides the number of people who have installed a theme, it doesn’t say who those people are, or provide any links to their sites. Privacy is great, but we want to showcase some nice examples of Headline out in the wild. So today we have begun accepting submissions for the Headline showcase, a collection of user-customized installations.
We’re looking for distinct colorways, solid use of typography, unique background imagery, and maybe even a little custom CSS. If you think you’re customization is the baddest, submit a link and tell us why, and be sure to include which custom features you used. We’ll be posting the best submissions to our showcase.