Venice by Style Hatch

Here at Style Hatch we’re extremely excited to release Venice to add to our line up of very customizable themes.  With the easy to use appearance options you have full control over every color, font and theme images to give your Tumblr blog a unique style.  

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Venice was also designed with mobile devices in mind.  As you resize the browser window notice how the theme responds to the width so that it looks great on a computer, tablet or phone.

The Details

A tremendous amount of time has gone into polishing the details you’ll notice in Venice.  From the custom icons to subtle animations no detail has been overlooked.  A lot of time and love went into the theme making sure it will look amazing in any situation.

Social Features

Venice has built in support for group blogs, sharing on Facebook and Twitter, Disqus, and Flickr.  Also in the appearances options you’ll find nearly 30 social profile icon links.

Typekit Support

Want ultimate control over the typography in Venice?  Typekit is fully supported in Venice 1.0 through the appearance options. Here are the basic steps involved in setting up Typekit for your site:

  1. Register for a Typekit account - https://typekit.com/plans Typekit offers several affordable yearly accounts, but you can always go with the free plan with access to their trial library.
  2. Browse through the library and click + Add to Kit after you’ve selected the body and title font for your site.
  3. While you have the Typekit Editor open go through the list of Weights & Styles (screenshot) selecting only the fonts that you need. This is typically regular, regular italic, bold and bold italic.
  4. Once you have your two fonts selected hit the green Publish button at the bottom right (screenshot).
  5. Go to back to Tumblr and open Customize > Appearance, find the Typekit ID field and paste in your Typekit ID. You can find the ID by opening the Typekit Editor and clicking Embed Code at the top right. You only want to copy and paste the 7-8 character ID at the bottom (screenshot).
  6. Now paste in the font-family values for the body, UI and title fonts into Customize > Appearance. You will find it by clicking Advanced below the Selectors on the left (screenshot).
    Example: “proxima-nova-1”,”proxima-nova-2”,sans-serif

Tip: Even if you don’t use Typekit you can use the Body, UI, and Title Font Family options to paste in other standard font-family fonts.

Customization Options

Colors

  • Background - Set the background color used for the overall site.  If you want to just show a solid background color make sure you clear out the background image option.
  • Page - Sets the color of the center blog column. On this demo site the page color is set to white.
  • Accent - Pick an accent color that is used for various links, rollover elements and UI touches.
  • Title - Set the color titles used throughout the site.  This includes <h1>, <h2>, <h3> and <h4> tags.
  • Text - Sets the overall color of text throughout the site.
  • UI - This color applies to the footer below each post and various UI elements
  • Nav - Set the background color of the top navigation/pages bar and the pagination bar at the bottom of the site.
  • Box - Pick the color that appears inside the quote, ask, recent tweets, links and other shadowed boxes.  If you don’t want a specific color set this to the same color as the page.

Images

  • Background - Upload an image to be used as the site’s background.  With the option to fill the background you can upload larger images that will stretch and fill to the browser size.  Otherwise the background image will simply tile.
  • Logo - Upload an image to replace the site title with a logo.  This is also useful if you want to upload a header graphic for your blog.

Options

  • Show portrait in description - Display your blog icon inside the site description
  • Fill background image - Check this option to stretch larger background images to always fill the browser window.  Otherwise the background image will simply tile.
  • Use custom photoset player - Venice uses a custom, non-Flash photoset player by default.
  • Show group blog details - If your site is setup as a secondary blog, and you invite others to be authors check this option to show the author list as well as author names below each post.
  • Show share button - This option adds a share button below each post that reveals the Facebook like and Twitter’s tweet buttons
  • Inverted colors - If you are using a dark color scheme you will want to check this option to invert some of the UI elements.

Custom Text

Venice give you the ability to change up various titles and bits of text throughout the theme. These options include: description title, social links title, authors title, following title, likes title and flickr title.

3rd Party Support

  • Disqus ID - Add your Disqus Site Shortname to enable comments for your site. Click here to register for a Disqus site account.
  • Google Analytics ID - Venice has asynchronous Google Analytics tracking built into the theme, all you need to do is add your site ID to this option.
  • Clicky ID - For realtime tracking of who is on your site right now, goals, campaigns and Twitter monitoring add your Click ID.  Clicky does charge for their analytics and tracking, but I highly recommend it for people who are stats junkies.  Sign up for an account with Clicky
  • Flickr ID - Add your Flickr ID to display four thumbnails of your most recently uploaded images. To find your Flickr ID use http://idgettr.com
  • Typekit ID - Add your Typekit site ID enable custom typography and font-face fonts for your site.
  • Twitter - Add your most recent tweets to the about area.
  • Likes - Show your most recent like in the about area.

Social Links

Add URLs to display the following social site icons below your site description. Note: Make sure you add the full URL, including “http://”.

Behance, Cargo Collective, Delicious, Deviant Art, Digg, Dribbble, Ember, Etsy, Facebook, FFFFound, Flickr, Formspring, Forrst, Foursquare, Gowalla, Last.fm, Linked In, Rdio, Skype, Slideshare, Soundcloud, Stumbled Upon, Twitter, Vimeo, generic website link, Youtube, and your email address.

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