[wp-hackers] New Default Theme For 2.1 (sandbox)

Dougal Campbell dougal at gunters.org
Fri Aug 11 20:53:08 GMT 2006

Michael Heilemann wrote:
> On 8/10/06, Chris J. Davis <chrisdmitri at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Michael has also moved K2 to use the conventions found in Sandbox.  The
>> next
>> public release of K2 will be pretty sweet.
> It still has a bit of work to do, but we're hoping to share as much of the
> semantics as makes sense.

r0x0r! It's great to see this kind of cooperation happening between two 
great theme projects! There has been some discussion on the microformats 
mailing list about Sandbox and its use of hAtom, and the potential of 
the hAtom microformat in general as a sort of CSS common denominator 
between sites.

Just earlier today, a user alerted me to a styling problem on one of my 
older sites, where the sidebar was overlapping the content in IE due to 
some very long category names (stemming from some poorly thought-out 
auto importing). I spent some time trying to get IE to apply 
"overflow:hidden" on the sidebar, but it wouldn't take for some reason. 
So I installed Sandbox, spent a few minutes copying and tweaking some of 
the old CSS rules into a new Sandbox skin, and voila! I now have much 
better cross-browser compatibility and *much* improved semantics, to boot!

Thanks, Andy & Scott!

Dougal Campbell <dougal at gunters.org>

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