Setting up a Weblog

With WordPress and Tumblr you can create free blogs. Start with Create a Website (WordPress) or Get Started (Tumblr), the rest is self-explanatory. With the free version you are restricted to the existing domain ending e.g. yoursite.wordpress.com or yoursite.tumblr.com. but that’s fine for getting started. WordPress offers a lot of control and many free themes. Themes contain stylesheets and allow you to change the visual appearance of your blog, like font type and size, layout, colors etc..

Themes

WordPress Themes

With Tumblr you have less design options and fewer themes which makes it more straightforward to setup. Both blog types allow extra customization by editing code and scripts, if necessary.

Below you find some hand picked themes, which are suitable for showing off a portfolio. Just select “Live Demo” (WordPress) or “Preview” (Tumblr) to inspect them. Once you have registered a WordPress or Tumblr account and made at least one post you can “Activate” (WordPress) or “Install” (Tumblr) themes and instantly have it applied to your blog.

Keep in mind: Content is king. Design and themes are serving.

Wordpress75

WordPress Themes

Sketch Theme

Visual Theme

Canard Theme

Blask Theme

Pictorico Theme

Blogum Theme

Truly Minimal Theme

Afterlight Theme

All free WordPress Themes

Tumblr75

Tumblr Themes

Indy Theme

Illustfolio Theme

Two Theme

Rewind Theme

Neat Theme

Minimal Theme

Espied Theme

All Free Tumblr Themes