Blueberry for Sandbox


As some of you might recall I’ve mentioned a couple of times that I was putting together an entry for the Sandbox Design Competition, well I finished mine off a couple of days ago, and now that entries have closed I can share it with the world. I present you my entry, Blueberry for Sandbox.

Blueberry for Sandbox

Blueberry is not a theme itself, but a skin for the Sandbox theme. The parameters of the competition were that it was a pure design thing, you couldn’t mess around with the php code of Sandbox. Only CSS and images, which sure makes things a whole lot simpler.

For the moment I have got a live preview online, this is the same preview that I’ve been using for the past couple of weeks while working on Blueberry. So if you would like to have a play around with Blueberry in the wild please do so, I’ll leave this up for a couple of weeks, or at least until the previews are online at the Sandbox competition site.

Live Preview

We’ve also been advised that we may now provide a download to the world so you can try it out for yourself. So here you go.

Download Blueberry for Sandbox 1.0 Now!
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Installing Blueberry is really simple. Note that you must have Sandbox installed to use Blueberry, if you don’t have it you can get it here.

  1. Upload the sandbox-blueberry folder to your Sandbox folder in wp-content/themes/.
  2. You will need to edit the default style.css file that comes with Sandbox, so that it loads the Blueberry skin. to do this replace everything after the header in the default style.css with:

    @import url(’sandbox-blueberry/style.css’);

  3. In your Wordpress admin, go to the presentation tab and select the Sandbox theme.
  4. Enjoy.

Thats about it, judging starts now, and runs for a week then the winners will be announced. Personally I’m looking forward to seeing what other participants entries are like. I think I probably could have done more with mine if I’d wanted, but I chose to keep it fairly minimalistic (or in other words…completely different to Redoable).

I’d love to hear what everyone thinks, so please let me know.

13 Responses to “Blueberry for Sandbox”

  1. Patrick

    Nice looking, congrats

  2. Arpit Jacob
    Arpit Jacob

    wow looks real good :) I like the header

  3. adam

    clever name, and it’s nice to see another dark entry! good luck ;)

  4. Jaypee

    Sweet! Great job Dean! I hope your entry wins. :D

  5. Romain

    Amazing theme ! Good luck for the competition ;-)

  6. milo

    Check this link, seems like they are using a function php to secretly place advertising on blogs that are using one of their themes, including some of yours.

  7. Mike

    It’s very beautifully.

  8. Michael

    This is very interesting site

  9. Mike


  10. eugene

    i love the design. i was wondering if you plan to conver this skin into a theme?

  11. Schadenfreude

    Sandbox didn’t work on my site. There seems to be some problem with communicating with the layout CSS.

    Any ideas?

  12. Eugene

    It looks amazing…the problem I’m having…the contents of page (page template .php) is not displaying..not sure if this is the problem or the wordpress core. thanks

  13. Giulio

    This skin for Sandox is very nice!
    How can I remove the borders from the smilies?
    I would like also to have full width pages with no sidebar.
    I’ve figured out how to get rid of the sidebar but I don’t know how to get the page body text to span the whole width of the page… can anyone help me? Please help me.Thanks. Giulio

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