Getting Started with Sandbox 1.6.1

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  • #501579

    srforste
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    I’m experienced with CSS but just beginning on wordpress.com–and trying to figure out how to work with the Sandbox theme. I did pay for the Edit CSS upgrade. Much of the information I’ve found dates from 2007 and 2008 and does not seem to apply to the current version of Sandbox (1.6.1) as it appears on wordpress.com. For example, it isn’t possible to select a “skin” on the Manage Themes page as many posters advise. Can anyone point me to updated instructions on modifying 1.6.1? I’d like to create a 3-column layout.

    Many thanks!

    The blog I need help with is janspiller.wordpress.com.

    #501676

    hallluke
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    It depends on which order you want the main content and the two sidebars. You can target them with CSS using #container, #primary and #secondary respectively. You will want to change their positioning, margins or float properties to nudge them into the desired places.

    #501680

    srforste
    Member

    Thank you for answering. That hint was enough to tell me that all I need to do is start playing with the styles. I don’t have to worry about selecting a 3-column version, etc.

    #501681

    hallluke
    Member

    It is Sandbox 0.6.1 that has a few custom skins under theme options, take a look if you like. I personally think that Sandbox 1.6.1 gives you better options for customisation even if you do have to put a tiny bit more work in for the basic layout.

    #501703

    timethief
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    #501705

    srforste
    Member

    Thanks, timethief (great username). Devblog’s blog is helpful to know about, but I think I’ll stick with 1.6.1 for the reason you cite–even though I’m struggling with it at the moment!

    #501707

    timethief
    Member

    @janspilleradmin
    I took this username years ago because I had twice stolen my life back from the grim reaper. I had no idea it would receive negative connotation later on and I’m not giving it up. :) Sorry the link wasn’t helpful. It was a stab in dark, so to speak. Best wishes with your blog. :)

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