Your Tumblr blog is a unique creation, so why would you want to showcase your distinctive thoughts in one of the service’s built-in themes — the ones so many others are already using? Obvious answer: You don’t.
And you don’t have to.
General Assembly — the folks behind the Dash online coding tutorials as well as a host of tech-oriented educational initiatives — has teamed up with Tumblr to let you build your own custom themes and publish them to Tumblr so your blog looks as original as your content.
The support team at Tumblr helped to build the lessons, which are specifically designed to make it easy for beginners with no coding experience to create one-of-a-kind themes.