David always obsessed over his newest ideas, features, and designs until they were completely polished and ready to go. He’s a workaholic — he truly lives and breathes Tumblr. I’ve never even seen him show any desire to work on a side project. David is all Tumblr, all the time. […]
We — internet users, creative people, publishers, socializers — will be much better served if David can focus on his product’s features, design, and messaging instead of worrying about server architecture and raising more money.
This is why I’m optimistic about the Yahoo acquisition.
Marco Arment skillfully articulates the early days of Tumblr and David Karp’s unrelenting focus on Tumblr. Tumblr has very bright days ahead.
We’re not turning purple. Our headquarters isn’t moving. Our team isn’t changing. Our roadmap isn’t changing. And our mission – to empower creators to make their best work and get it in front of the audience they deserve – certainly isn’t changing.
So what’s new? Simply, Tumblr gets better faster. The work ahead of us remains the same – and we still have a long way to go! – but with more resources to draw from.”
I’m delighted to announce that we’ve reached an agreement to acquire Tumblr!
We promise not to screw it up. Tumblr is incredibly special and has a great thing going. We will operate Tumblr independently. David Karp will remain CEO. The product roadmap, their team, their wit and irreverence will all remain the same as will their mission to empower creators to make their best work and get it in front of the audience they deserve. Yahoo! will help Tumblr get even better, faster.
I am feeling quite optimistic that Yahoo is going to get it right with Tumblr and “not screw it up”. Congrats to David Karp and the entire Tumblr team.
With Style Hatch will continue to stay focused on making the best Tumblr themes available along with our stellar support and frequent updates!
Handwritten Code for Todos
I feel like I have tried every single app, software or digital tool on the market for productivity and todo lists, but I always end up going back to the tried and true pen and paper solution. This evening I came across this handwritten todo code that Word Notebooks adds as a guide to managed your lists.
Dots for bullet points, circles for high priority, one slash for in progress and a X for completed tasks. I might have to order a pack of the Swedish Camo notebooks.
“We speak of three kinds of laziness. The first is simply to spend all your time eating and sleeping. The second is to tell yourself, “Someone like me will never manage to perfect themselves.” In the Buddhist context, such laziness makes you feel that it’s pointless even trying, you’ll never attain any spiritual realization. Discouragement makes you prefer not even to begin making any effort. And the third kind… is to waste your life on tasks of secondary importance, without ever getting down to what’s most essential. You spend all your time trying to resolve minor problems, one after another in an endless sequence, like ripples on the surface of a lake. You tell yourself that once you’ve finished this or that project you’ll start giving some meaning to your life.”
It’s time for a refresh.
This week I started the process out by coming up with a fresh new concept for a personal logo mark, visual styles and design elements.
I have only begun to make changes to my site by applying our latest theme Jetty and updating the visuals, but over the next few weeks I will relaunch my portfolio of the last decade’s work and announce new projects that the Style Hatch team is working on.
Also, starting next week I am launching a weekly email newsletter where I send out original articles, stories and insights designed to help you take action on your ideas, spark creativity, and brave the unknown. Subscribe to the newsletter now to make sure you get the first one that goes out Monday morning.
The photographs that appear in the animated GIF are from Folkert Gorter available under a CC Attribution 3.0 license.
Until now the process of prototyping interaction and animations for mobile and desktop applications require you to actually build it, learn Apple’s Quartz Composer or revert to Flash.
The Sound and Music of Oblivion
A SoundWorks Collection interview and behind-the-scenes view with Director Joe Kosinski looking at the sound and music by M83 for the new film “Oblivion”.
Check out previous posts for the videos on Inception and The Social Network.
You can certainly do that! There are a number a ways you could pull off a post with text, video and and image in the same post.
- Create a Text post and use the “upload image” icon on the format bar to insert an image. Then click on the HTML icon to paste in the embed code for the video.
- Or you could create a Video or Photo post and add additional images and videos in the caption using the image and HTML buttons on the format bar.
If you have specific questions about one of our Style Hatch themes email us at email@example.com we have three people on the team ready to answer any questions you might have!
“The best way is always to stop when you are going good and when you know what will happen next. If you do that every day … you will never be stuck. Always stop while you are going good and don’t think about it or worry about it until you start to write the next day. That way your subconscious will work on it all the time. But if you think about it consciously or worry about it you will kill it and your brain will be tired before you start.”
Ernest Hemingway, on the paralysis that often comes when stopping and restarting projects.
A photographic journey between the buildings of a relentlessly growing city. It is a deep immersion into the city’s thick atmospheres and a visual record of its wildly diverse built environment.
Photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze made a point to look up at the geometry and art that the structures surrounding us create. The entire series of images are available in his book Vertical Horizons.
Byron Premium Tumblr Theme
After countless requests for us to create a theme that shines for long-form essays, articles and high-resolution photography we are excited to release Byron. Even though we spent a lot of time on the photo and text posts, every post type has been thoughtfully designed to create one Style Hatch’s most versatile premium themes yet.
From the beginning Byron was designed to be fully responsive so that your blog looks fantastic from the largest resolution screens, all the way down to mobile devices. Go ahead, try it out!
For a slightly softer and more “fashionable” style check out our alternate demo site for Byron Fashion.
Last week, we retired the blue alien head. New Tumblr users will now get these friendly geometric faces as their default avatar. Adorably, they take their colors from the post type icons.
I love all the playful details that Tumblr builds in and packs away for it’s users.