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Considering MT to WP switch, looking for fluid 3-column themes on WP

  1. Hello all --

    I'm currently maintaining a Movable Type blog for my fiance, and the overhead is getting beyond the point where I can keep up. So I'm looking to move to a simpler solution, and have been wanting to give WP a try for a while. I would much prefer going the hosted route and use WordPress.com, but right now I don't think the available themes would let me get even close to the current site design. The current design has a fluid width center column, and 2 fixed width margins on either side with widgets.

    Is there a WP.com fluid, 3-column layout that is reasonably close to what you see today at http://www.emmacarlson.com/? I'm willing to pay premium for this, but AFAIK the premium package doesn't give you additional themes.

    Alternately, has anyone used the Sandbox theme + custom CSS to effectively produce a fluid 3-column layout like this?

    Thanks in advance for your help -- hope to be on WP soon!

    Ramon

    Thanks,

  2. Is there a WP.com fluid, 3-column layout that is reasonably close to what you see today at ... </bockquote>

    A one word answer to similar theme is "no". The only themes we can use on this free hosted by wordpress.com blogging platform are found here > Appearance > Themes. There are about 80 or so of them.

    Alternately, has anyone used the Sandbox theme + custom CSS to effectively produce a fluid 3-column layout like this?

    I don't know and there is no "archives" of CSS skins that have been created.

    I'm willing to pay premium for this, but AFAIK the premium package doesn't give you additional themes.

    As I said above the only themes we can use on free hosted blogs are located here > Appearance > Themes . The only exceptions are very high traffic blogs that have been accepted into VIP hosting. http://vip.wordpress.com/

    Please read this support documentation entry as it's extremely illuminating > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  3. Flexible-width main column with sidebars left and right: Garland, Andreas09, Sandbox 0.6.1.

  4. True but IMO none come close to resembling the one that he points to. That's why I didn't list them.

  5. @Panos,
    Dang! Iclicked to soon. :( Granted that Sandobox 1.6.1 can be used to create such a theme but I don't know of any skins that have been created on it that make the specs above. Are you aware of any?

  6. Granted that Sandobox 1.6.1 can be used to create such a theme but I don't know of any skins that have been created on it that make the specs above. Are you aware of any?

    Yes, this would be great to see. If there is something half-way close that I could use as a starting point I'd probably be motivated to give it a shot and see how close I can get with a clean CSS-based solution. Any pointers?

  7. I know of some Sandbox skins but don't believe they are what the OP is looking for. These date back a couple of years.
    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/list-of-css-themes?replies=3#post-41439 http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/ready-made-css-sandbox-skins-and-other-themes?replies=12#post-64716

  8. @tt: Sorry, at this point it's exit panos enter juan!

  9. @Panos
    ... lol :D

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