Template Design for Sandvox
Sandvox is a website building tool for Macs. This a the Urban Forest template I designed for them in 2005. Click on each screenshot to enlarge them.
The design features a fixed-width layout suitable for 17-inch monitors which had become the standard at that time. The masthead features a multi-layered background that was designed to accommodate a variable height depending on the content placed within it. Other details include image galler pagination controls designed to look like leaves.
The template had to support a number of layouts including a homepage, blog post page and a Flash-powered image viewer. The template also needed to accommodate a sidebar on the left and/or right side.
My main contribution to the template was my CSS code. The client wanted to create a framework that was inspired by the CSS Zen Garden so that new designs could be easily incorporated into the system without requiring new markup or a separate code base.