// Internet Duct Tape

Black and Blue and Read All Over Theme for WordPress Sandbox

Please use this URL for linking to this theme: http://internetducttape.com/tools/wordpress/themes/black-blue-read-theme-sandbox/

Latest Version: 2007-07-28

Black and Blue and Read All Over is a design for Sandbox developed between December 2006 and July 2007 by engtech at http://InternetDuctTape.com. This was my first attempt at learning CSS.

WordPress Sandbox Theme - Black Blue and Read All Over

It is licensed under GPL (see license.txt file).

If you are using this theme I would appreciate it if you put a link to http://InternetDuctTape.com somewhere on your site but it is not required.

You can see the rest of my themes at


  • 2 columns with right sidebar and 3 column bottom bar
  • Stylesheet and images together are less than 40kb (without icons)
  • Follows the 100% Easy to Read standard (100E2R – http://www.informationarchitects.jp/100E2R/)
  • Uses Silk Icons
    • Can be disabled by removing the @import url(“silk-icons/silk-icons.css”) screen line
    • Silk icons do not display for Internet Explorer 6 since it does not support transparent PNGs
  • Pretty print stylesheet that removes header, sidebar, footer and comments
  • Backwards compatible with Sandbox 6.1 installed on WordPress.com
  • Supports WordPress.com avatars in comments
  • Support for Asides (by using a category named Asides)
  • Special styling for del.icio.us daily link posts
  • Certain widgets will fill the entire width of the bottom bar
    • Search
    • Recent Posts
    • Top Posts
  • Different icons for the following sidebar widgets
    • Search
    • Recent Posts
    • Top Posts
    • RSS Widgets
  • Special class names:
    • important
    • alignright
    • alignleft
    • center

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  1. LM said, on October 12, 2007 at 6:16 pm

    How did you manage changing your footer meta info display in your Sandbox theme? I’d just have a look at the CSS, but can’t find the download link. Thx.

  2. engtech said, on October 12, 2007 at 8:18 pm


    Just use Firebug ( http://getfirebug.com ) and inspect the footer meta info. There’s a couple of classes there to play with.

  3. Ron said, on September 15, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    The “Download Link” above results in a “Not Found” page at sndbx.org. In addition to that, when I attempt to download from their results/design page I always get a “invalid or corrupted folder” message.

    I hope you decide to host your own download.

  4. David said, on December 09, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Any chance of making this theme WP 2.6 compatible? It is a great theme.
    I’d do it myself if I knew how.

  5. David said, on December 09, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Nevermind, it was as simple as making sure the template named in your css file matched the folder name of the current version of sandbox (sandbox 2)

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