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Examples of custom CSS blogs on WP

  1. You can of course 'try before you buy' by implementing Sandbox on your blog and saving a copy of the page to your computer. Granted, this suggestion is not much use to those who don't already know their way around a stylesheet, and I suspect that group has made their decisions by now.

    I can't even be bothered to make a custom header for wank.wordpress.com, so forking out for custom CSS seems unlikely unless I decide I am in desperate need of a .com testing ground.

  2. yeah, i'm not convinced that's a terribly good suggestion for anyone who doesn't already understand CSS.

    fixing 'that one thing' seems like a far better start for most people, IMO. given that's how i got started.

  3. @wank and kamel

    I don't have a clue about css or style sheets, etc. and I have no inclination to develop such skills. I am typical of a portion of the bloggers here at wordpress.com. So would the two of you agree that perhaps the best way for me or anyone like me to go is to
    (1)leave their existing blog alone and
    (2) get a second blog for testing purposes
    (3) download sandbox into it and play with it?
    Now if your answers to those questions are "yes" then here's my next question.
    (4) If the blogger described above already knows which theme they would like to see modified, and they also know exactly what they would like to see changed, then how will playing with sandbox help them achieve their goal?

  4. unfortunately, TT, if you buy the custom CSS upgrade, there's no way to transfer that to another blog. you'd have to buy a second upgrade for your main blog.

    if you want someplace to 'try things out' you might go with wank's method. view your blog, and go File > save as > webpage (complete). now you can open up that folder (it will make a folder with the same name as the webpage, and put the CSS and all images in it), and try editting the CSS. if you like what you've done, then you can copy your changes into the Custom CSS box.

    or, you could switch your theme to Sandbox before saving, and start customizing fom ground zero.

  5. And another good, developing example of custom CSS with the Sandbox:

    http://fjs6.wordpress.com/

  6. patriotsfanblog
    Member

    I want to upgrade, just dont have the money : ( and also I dont think I could figure out CSS.

  7. And another good, developing example of custom CSS with the Sandbox:

    fjs6.wordpress.com/

    Looks fimiliar http://sandboxk2.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/redandgray.css

    Originaly made that for a client :)

  8. Nicely done, Zeo. :-D

  9. patriotsfanblog
    Member

    Would anybody ever do the CSS free for me if I ever decide to upgrade : D

  10. Yes, for the blog fjs6.wordpress.com (http://www.petronio-unbound.com), I used the converted to Sandbox skin 'Red and Grey':

    sandboxk2.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/redandgray.css

    I'll work on different variations to learn how to use CSS. Nevertheless, thanks to all of you, contribuitors to Sandbox skins, for making our life easier, especially to Safirul Alredha for the great work!

  11. Hey guys,

    What do you say about mine. http://demigod.wordpress.com
    It's a modified version of hemingway.

  12. demigod: Sweet! I always thought Hemingway would look good with a little color. You did a tasteful job of that!

  13. demigod: Yep. Your customization is quite a change for the grays and whites of Hemingway. Nice job.

    patriotsfan: Hopefully there will be enough skins available for the Sandbox that you'll be able to find exactly what you're looking for without relying on someone else to customize your blog for you. That said, however, I'm sure there are places here and folks who would help through the process.

  14. I'm just happy that I can finally get my 480 pixel wide pictures to display without being cutoff.

    (Ignore the footer. I still have to work on that.)

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