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Bloq – A Blocky Portfolio Theme for Tumblr



Bloq is an stylish portfolio theme for Tumblr aimed at designers and creatives. Bloq portfolio grid features two different layout modes: Masonry and Rows. Bloq includes a touch optimized image slider, “Homepage Hero” and “Call to Action” sections, dark and light preset skins to get you started, and much more!

  • Responsive layout—your portfolio looks great on phones, tablets and desktops.
  • Retina ready—Bloq uses a combination of HTML5 canvas drawings and webfont icons, looking great on any device and specially on high density displays.
  • Custom image logo—optionally with hover state and high resolution variations.
  • Touch optimized homepage slider—Bloq uses swipe.js, the most accurate touch slider. You can upload up to five images with their own caption and URL.
  • Unique portfolio grid with two different layout modes: Masonry and Segmented Rows. The last one is similar to the way Tumblr displays photosets natively
  • Dynamically load the next set of portfolio projects on the homepage with Ajax.
  • Ajaxified portfolio filter.
  • Ajaxified permalinks—load your project’s description without leaving the homepage.
  • Homepage Hero and Call-to-Action, to display a welcome message for your visitors and grab your users attention.
  • Collapsible widget area: the widget area on top can be toggled and re-positions to the right side on smaller screens.
  • Twitter, Flickr, Dribbble and Instagram feeds.
  • Support for the following Tumblr post types: text, photo, photoset, quote, link, chat, audio, and video.
  • Google Web Fonts for site-wide headings.
  • Social icons: Behance, deviantArt, Dribbble, Facebook, Flickr, Google*, Instagram, LastFM, LinkedIn, MySpace, Picasa, Pinterest, SoundCloud, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube.
  • Support for Disqus commenting system.
  • Easy Google Analytics implementation.
  • Support for user created pages.
  • Ask and Submit enabled.
  • Chock-full of options—all colors can be changed from the customization sidebar
  • Comprehensive documentation.

v1.6.0 March 4, 2019

  • New: Add support for MailChimp newsletter signup embed code.
  • New: Add Anonymous Pro, Roboto Mono and Ubuntu Mono to the list of body text fonts.
  • New: Add support for serving blogs over SSL.
  • Fixed: Resolve errors when referencing assets from non-HTTPS URLs on the customizer.

v1.5.2 October 2, 2017

  • Fix content scrolling when opening and closing the project expander on Chrome 61 and Chrome on Android.
  • Fix header and widget area positioning on tablets when Tumblr controls iframe isn’t hidden.
  • Add option to hide Tumblr controls and Tumblr app button iframes.
  • Make videos inside post descriptions responsive.
  • Update Instagram and 500px social icons.
  • Add ‘theme color’ meta tag to specify the theme color for Chrome on Android.

v1.5.1 March 24, 2016

  • Fixed: Removed a conflict between the underscore.js and lodash JavaScript libraries that was halting script execution, causing the page to stall at the loading screen.
  • New: Hiding custom cover images on text posts permalinks is now optional.
  • New: Option to enable loop mode for the featured posts carousel.
  • Improved: Show Pinterest sharing button for all post types whenever possible.

v1.5.0 December 11, 2015

  • New: Options for Homepage Slider loop mode and disabling autostart on interaction.
  • New: switched to PhotoSwipe for the custom image lightbox.
  • Fixed: Ajax pagination now works correctly on tag and search pages.
  • Fixed: Tumblr controls stack order.
  • Updated: Google+ sharing icon on permalink pages.

v1.4.5 November 25, 2015

  • Fixed: Updated Dribbble widget to work with the new API.
  • Fixed: The search form was no longer being submitted while on the homepage.
  • Updated: Google+ social icon.
  • Misc: Updated some JavaScript libraries to their latest versions.
  • Misc: Improved documentation.

v1.4.4 April 28, 2015

  • New: Content loaded via AJAX (posts loaded on the grid and details in the expander) is now tracked by Google Analytics.
  • Fixed a CSS transition glitch when first opening or swapping content on the project expander.
  • Fixed an issue when cycling through posts on the expander if the destination post didn’t have a featured image.
  • Minor CSS fixes.

v1.4.3 February 27, 2015

  • Fixed: Prevent a layout miscalculation that happens when using the “Rows” layout while hiding posts from the grid.
  • New: Social icons and services (Etsy, IMDb, MySpace, Quora, Rdio, Reddit, Shop, Society6 and Spotify.)
  • Updated: deviantArt social icon.

v1.4.2 February 9, 2015

  • Fixed: Creation of “fake titles” now checks for both strong and bold HTML tags, in order to account for recent changes on the dashboard post editor.
  • Minor CSS changes.

v1.4.1 January 24, 2015

  • Fixed: Text posts with cover images — sometimes the thumbnail image size would not be set correctly.

v1.4.0 December 6, 2014

  • New: Featured Posts HTML placeholder and Featured Slider autostart (“Featured Slider Timeout”).
  • New: “Featured Posts Limit” option (defaults to 20 if empty, which is also the maximum allowed).
  • Misc: Updated Swiper plugin to version 2.7.0.

v1.3.9 November 4, 2014

  • Fixed: The theme would use the wrong URL when posting or retrieving Disqus comments on posts loaded with Ajax on the homepage, in some cases.
  • Fixed: Google Analytics code didn’t work properly with custom domain names.
  • New: Added an option to execute a JavaScript callback function after a post has been loaded with Ajax.

v1.3.8 August 14, 2014

  • Fixed invalid markup for Vimeo video posts on the homepage—i.e: links won’t work.
  • Minor CSS fixes.

v1.3.7 August 8, 2014

  • Fixed: Manually removing the Pinterest icon from share widget not longer throws a JavaScript error.
  • Fixed: Removed outdated CSS rules that could cause the Masonry layout to break on Safari.

v1.3.6 June 17, 2014

  • New: Support for “Answer” post type.
  • New: Hidden Tags. Hide posts with certain tags on the homepage, but show them on tag pages.
  • New: Option to disable URL hash parameters when using Ajax.
  • New: Option to hide extra content (slider, etc.) on index pages other than the first one.
  • New: Option to limit the thumbnail titles to a maximum number of characters.
  • New: Drop Caps for post details.
  • New: Support for Font Awesome icons.
  • New: 500px social icon.
  • Changed: Behavior for photosets with custom thumbnail images.
  • Fixed: Changed the class name of the social icons wrapper to prevent Ad blocking extensions from hiding them.
  • Fixed: First image on pages was hidden when custom cover images for text posts was enabled globally.
  • Fixed: Error when opening the actual link on a “Link” post on the grid when custom cover images for text posts
    was enabled globally.
  • Fixed: Error when retrieving the default thumbnail image for Vimeo videos.
  • Fixed: Rendering issues in Chrome.

v1.3.5 March 25, 2014

  • Fix: Fixed gaps between thumbnails in Masonry layout. Improved thumbnail sizing.
  • Fix: Thumbnail image opacity is applied correctly now.
  • Fix: Prevent slider from firing when only one slide is present.

v1.3.4 March 20, 2014

  • Fix: Social icons correct SoundCloud URL.

v1.3.3 March 18, 2014

  • New: Option for thumbnails to use headings font family (“Thumbnails Use Headings Font Family”).
  • Fix: Resolved a conflict with jQuery Zoom and photosets.
  • CSS: Removed “backface-visibility” from asides CSS rules.
  • Minor JavaScript fixes.

v1.3.2 March 08, 2014

  • Fix: Fill unsightly gaps between thumbs when using the “Rows” layout on the grid.
  • Fix: Endless scrolling retriggered itself after posts were loaded sometimes.

v1.3.1 February 27, 2014

  • Fix: Loading posts with Ajax would throw an error when the portfolio filter was disabled.
  • Fix: Scrolling improvements when opening/closing the Ajax expander.
  • Fix: Clean up utility tags from project descriptions.

v1.3.0 February 26, 2014

  • Complete rewrite of the underlying code and very minor restyling.
  • New: Optional infinite/endless scrolling.
  • New: History implementation with Sammy.js – App state recall using the URL hash (#).
  • New: Optional cover images for Text, Quote and Link posts.
  • New: Featured projects and Featured Projects Swiper.
  • New: Optional custom grid layouts for photosets.
  • New: Custom photoset image lightbox.
  • New: Optional featured image for photosets (display first image on the set only on the grid).
  • New: jQuery Zoom for really large images (single photos and photosets stacked layout only).
  • New: Option for equal column widths on project details.
  • New: Options to set header heights (normal and compact).
  • New: Optional text based logo.
  • New: Code syntax highlighting with over forty style themes.
  • New: Scroll to top button.
  • New: Added Email social icon.
  • New: Option to hide the “permalink” button on the Ajax expander.
  • New: Disqus comments are now available on the Ajax expander.
  • New: Optionally display Facebook comments.
  • New: Collapsible panels for comments and notes.
  • Fix: Retina logo on Chrome for iOS.
  • Misc: Bloq now uses SVG for icons instead of HTML canvas and webfonts.
  • Misc: Use CSS3 transforms and transition whenever possible.

v1.2.0 September 12, 2013

  • New: Option to set layout for permalink pages (project details) globally (left, right, or fullwidth media).
  • New: Built-in Google Fonts options for main body text.
  • New: Ability to visually hide individual posts from the portfolio grid.

v1.1.1 September 10, 2013

  • Fix: Fixed loading more post with Ajax on “tagged” pages.
  • Fix: Better behaviour of portfolio filter on “tagged” pages.
  • New: Google Web Font option for “Call-to-Action” and “Homepage Hero” blocks.
  • New: Options to specify Google Web Font script subset (like Cyrillic and Greek, for example).
  • New: Options to hide the Slider, “Call-to-Action” and “Homepage Hero” blocks on “tagged” pages.
  • Fix: fixes Twitter Widget timestamp on Internet Explorer.

v1.1.0 July 09, 2013

  • New: “Previous” and “Next” arrows to navigate between projects.
  • New: “Previous post” and “Next post” buttons on project permalinks.
  • New: “Like” button on project details Share box.
  • New: Option to show text based toggle for searchform instead of icon.
  • New: Typography helper classes (“align-left”, “align-right”, etc.)
  • Minor CSS improvements.

v1.0.4 June 22, 2013

  • Added “Use Wide Thumbnails On Mobile” option.
  • Fixes for a rendering bug in webkit browsers.
  • Fix for off-canvas sidebar not showing when changing orientation on the iPad.
  • Major and minor JavaScript and CSS fixes.

v1.0.3 May 11, 2013

  • Fixes some glitches when scrolling the site on Mobile Safari (iPhone/iPad).
  • Improved smooth scrolling when opening/closing project details.
  • Better handling of “retina” logo images. CSS rewrite to fix some logo display glitches on Mobile Safari.
  • Fixes an issue when embedding videos from certain sources, such as CNN.

v1.0.2 May 03, 2013

  • Fixes and improvements for the Ajax portfolio filter.
  • Correct color coding of thumbnails overlays when using categories containing more than a single word.
  • Add optional jQuery fallback for the filter for blogs displayed in non-western languages.

v1.0.1 April 18, 2013

  • Fix a JavaScript error when embedding videos from Vimeo using non-standard embed code.
  • Fix an issue when the Ajax portfolio filter wouldn”t work when using a custom domain name for the tumblog.
  • Add option to hide the top widget area entirely.
  • Add missing sections to the documentation.

v1.0 April 16, 2013

  • Initial release.




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