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Dichotomy 4.1

This minor version adds HTML access keys for certain links and support for the apple-touch-icon used for iOS bookmark and home screen icons.

I’m a Tumblr theme developer. I have various bug reports and feature requests that I’d like to send in, not least regarding my continued inability to edit my theme’s description. Tumblr’s official venue for discussion of the theme API is a Google Group that has been dead for months, and was rarely trafficked by Tumblr devs even before it died. So, readers: Do I have any recourse for getting things fixed, beyond complaining a lot and hoping someone notices?

Dichotomy 4.0

After eight months of sitting dormant in a pre-release branch, here’s a brand-new major version of Dichotomy – major because it makes a couple of backwards-incompatible changes to custom settings. Sorry! I’m trying to keep those to a minimum for future releases.

But enough about that. Let’s talk about the new features instead! They include support for avatars (finally) and using profile header images as backgrounds, streamlined desktop layout options, updates to Google Analytics code, and a few tiny fixes here and there.

Version 4.0 will be available on the Tumblr Theme Garden shortly – at least I hope so. As usual, if you have any problems, drop me a message on Tumblr or report an issue on GitHub.

Help break the latest version of Dichotomy

I’m getting ready to roll out a slew of changes as part of Dichotomy 4.0 (four point oh!), and they need to be run through their paces. New features already implemented include support for background images and avatar display using Tumblr’s new global appearance options, more streamlined layout settings, and hypoallergenic fairy dust. An improved responsive design that better adjusts to varying screen sizes is also on the cards. If you’d like to help out, visit @dichotomy-test or slap the raw HTML into your theme editor, and report bugs either on GitHub or by dropping them in my ask box. Thanks!

It’s more than a little strange that Tumblr supports (well, “supports”) localization for theme content, but not for any custom variables that you might define. I guess I just have to blindly hope that my theme’s non-English-speaking users can all figure out what “Mobile Styles Everywhere” means, instead of presenting the option text to them in their own respective languages.

I guess those who cannot remember gettext are condemned to reimplement it, poorly.

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Dichotomy now available in the Tumblr Theme Garden
Dichotomy 3.0
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Dichotomy 2.4
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Dichotomy 2.3
Dichotomy 2.2
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Dichotomy 2.1
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