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does sandbox have a navbar in header div?

  1. Hello,

    I've purchased the CSS upgrade and am using the Sandbox theme along with one of the Sandbox competition winners ("Diurnal") to style my blog. I'm somewhat perplexed, though, because most of the designs in the competition (http://www.sndbx.org/results/designs/) seem to have the #menu navbar in the #header div, but the #menu list is not being generated in the HTML for my blog.

    Is there a setting I'm missing somewhere or does the wordpress.com Sandbox theme not have a navbar? My blog is noveltimes.wordpress.com, I'm using the "Three-Column Minimalist R" skin for Sandbox.

    Any help is greatly appreciated!

    Lawrence

  2. I believe Diurnal (as well as all of the rest Sandbox competition styles) has been made for a Sandbox version 0.9.x, while wp.com is still running a rather old version '0.6.1-wpcom' which doesn't generate aforementioned markup.

    see also: Sandbox update?

  3. Actually, Support told me they had upgraded to sandbox 1 last week--the CSS went all strange again and support said they were upgrading (fixed now).

  4. http://s.wordpress.com/wp-content/themes/pub/sandbox/style.css
    VERSION: 0.6.1-wpcom

    also, you may just take a look at the 'Presentation' screen on your dashboard and make sure yourself it says nothing but "Sandbox 0.6.1-wpcom". actually.

  5. After some digging, I have found the problem. 0.61 puts the menu in a div called #globalnav. When you enable the sandbox skins (which you want to do for diurnal, since it relies on them for positioning), it switches off #globalnav. If that was in the CSS it would be fine, we could just overrule it, but no, it actually seems to stop the html being generated.

    What you could try is switching the skins off by selecting 'no stylesheet', then copy and paste the 3col-right skin CSS into your custom CSS box (here it is, it's not very long):

    div#container {
    	float: left;
    	width: 100%;
    }
    div#content {
    	margin: 0 400px 0 0;
    }
    div.sidebar {
    	float: left;
    	overflow: hidden;
    	width: 180px;
    }
    div#primary {
    	margin: 0 0 0 -400px;
    }
    div#secondary {
    	margin: 0 0 0 -200px;
    }
    div#footer {
    	clear: left;
    	width: 100%
    }

    and then pasting the Diurnal stylesheets in after it. It may still require tweaking, because the menu code is slightly different.

    I can see both Sandbox 0.97 and 1.0 in the wp.com repository (not that this necessarily means anything as there are a whole bunch of themes there which have never seen the light of day) but the version in my presentation panel is still 0.61. The upgrade membracid mentions seems to have been merely adding tags to 0.61, not upgrading to a current version. I'm sending a feedback to ask what the status is on this.

  6. Thank you all for your input. I figured it may have been something to do with the wordpress.com Sandbox theme acting a bit strange, I didn't realize it was the skin that was removing the menu.

    Wank - I followed your suggestion and removed the sandbox skin. After tweaking the CSS a bit, I've got the globalnav menu appearing and styled and things are looking good:

    http://noveltimes.wordpress.com/

    I'm pretty psyched that wordpress.com with CSS upgrade allows for such control over presentation. Thanks again for all the help!

  7. Great! It's really nice to see someone actually using the skin :)

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