On Saturday, August 4, 2012 2:12:07 PM UTC-7, CFX wrote:
> Great, I like both options. I think I like the first option the best.
> Then I'd be able to continue with the black background theme. Are you
> saying that I'd be able to implement the same zooming feature as the one I
> see on the *image page *(second click = enlarge the entire image to full
> size), and then at the same time bypassing the *image page* all together?
Exactly. You can write your own code that does exactly what the image page
does. And you can bypass the image page by not linking to it.
Is there a place, or a site where I could copy and paste some code from, or
> to lean more about Tumblr code and features?
"Tumblr code" is ambiguous. (Usually, it's not ambiguous and means the
following first interpretation, but in the context of this thread, I find
it a bit ambiguous… sorry!)
- *Tumblr theme code is code that defines a Tumblr theme. It's written
in a special markup, which is HTML augmented with Tumblr theme blocks and
variables (the things inside braces).* It's what you see when you go to
Tumblr » your blog name » Customize » Edit HTML. Tumblr wants everyone to
customize their theme, so these blocks and variables are rather well
- The (assumedly proprietary) code that powers the Tumblr dashboard, the
image page and other features that *you can't change* is… well, not for
you to change. (Because you can't.) However, because HTML, CSS, and
can certainly examine how certain parts of Tumblr work. In particular, it
shouldn't be hard at all to duplicate what the image page does.
Actually, I think I can see how the image page works. *I think it simply
want, I can write some code to do the same thing.
Also, I'm new to Tumblr, How often do they implement new features like
> this. It makes me feel that its a bit insecure to put too much trust in to
I'm not sure, but my take is that Tumblr comes up with a lot of this stuff
without announcing it, but usually it's backwards-compatible (i.e., nothing
*So what does this mean in context of the images page?* For a photo post,
you can set a click-through link, which is a webpage you to when you click
the photo. (See here. <http://www.tumblr.com/new/photo
>) If you don't set a
click-through link, the image page becomes the click-through link. The
images page appears to be backwards-compatible, because before, you're
taken to the image itself. Now you're taken to a page that has the image.
No big deal (at least I think).