Notes to self (sorry, followers, I’m investigating new Tumblr themes….)
Very minimalist so I’ll have to customize to have enough navigation menu—that’s easy enough though. Very easy to change designer’s preference for white-washed look via setting opacity back to 100%.
Note that it doesn’t out-of-box summarize posts (makes for LONG, tedious text posts as you can see). Although, this could be customized. (Although out of the box, the SWELL theme (see below) automatically excerpts/summarizes all posts for best display onto front page.)
ALSO A GRID, INFINITE SCROLL. Nice “lightbox” effect (click on an image post and see how it’s pinned in a separate box?).
SWELL theme is highly customizable—so don’t be put off by font style, colors, background as they made it super-easy to modify those: http://www.tumblr.com/theme/30276
CON: Not a biggie, but it’s not free. $49.
NOT A GRID LAYOUT, JUST really LIKEABLE:
Also not free ($49), Sticks and Stones has a nice handwritten personality out-of-the-box: http://pixelunion.net/themes/sticks-stones/
CON: Not a grid.