In the past few years, self publishing on the Internet has come a long way. With a number of platforms pioneering easy to use authoring tools and incredibly affordable pricing- click to configure & self hosted – writers can just focus on delivering quality content instead of managing a complex backend.
To make things even more simpler, Posterous jumped the gun by launching self publishing via emails. Type in the content in your favorite text editor or in the email compose window and send mail it to your preset blog email id to get it posted in your blog. Same is the case with images, audio and video. It’s just ridiculously simple. Recently Posterous has opened up the platform for custom themes and let us check out 15 of the very best among the selection.
Tabby 2 might be plain looking but is fully customizable. Without having to add or edit any HTML code, Tabby 2 allows you to add a custom header, edit text, background and even the header background.
Austero is a clean looking theme but supports background image via the Header Image property. Add the image you like as the header and the theme will automatically tile it throughout the page.
Blackout is the theme for lovers of dark colours. This two column theme was designed to keep the electricity consumption by monitors low, by lighting up less crystals than a normal theme.
Contra is a free, single column theme with a great layout. The theme has a great looking and fully functional footer complete with social sharing options.
Slate is a nice looking single column theme with a prominently displayed author bio and search fields on top.
The three columned Bookeh theme has a great typeset and background. The right side bar is full of social sharing options and the author bio box.
Tealicious is a two columned theme, which looks very much like a typical WordPress blog. On the top we have a space for author bio, social sharing and subscription options.
Colourise is a free theme and true to it’s name is a riot of colours on a dark background. Colourise is a two column theme.
Are you a pink lover? Go for the gorgeous looking Symphonic Posterous theme which has a two column layout and is free to use.
My.List is a portfolio theme for Posterous users. Just like a common WordPress portfolio theme, the design displays thumbnails of your work and a description below them.
Am really not sure as to why the theme is named Mad Men. But the the polished two column layout with contrasting colours makes it a theme for everyone and not just the ad honchos from the Madison avenue!
For those who love a minimal design without any fluff, Indicator is the right choice. The two column layout without too much color contrast makes reading and writing at the blog distraction free.
Proofing is a two column Posterous theme with a Yellow and background. Design & layout of this free theme is subtle, yet stoked with features needed for a standard blog.
Slider Press is a premium Posterous theme that has a stunning Tumblr like design. The column costs $15 and has a three column layout. Left column hosts the social sharing icons while the two right columns deliver the content side by side.
Hash Two is a premium Posterous theme fresh and contemporary design. The two columned theme that costs $15 has beautiful post icons ala. a Tumblr theme.