Brian Litzinger

3rd Party (Free)

856 downloads (last 90 days)


EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2


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  • Updater
  • Multi Site Manager
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  • Low Variables
  • Content Elements
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  • Matrix
  • Grid
  • Webservice
  • Publisher


  • jQuery for the Control Panel

Add-On Type(s)

Control Panel Theme


This is a simple theme to remove all the pink from the control panel, reduce the rounded corners, and clean up some general alignment/padding/margin issues. It is not intended to be a huge overhaul of the control panel, but instead a redux. It will be kept light and very much in the spirit of the default theme.

Download Nerdery

EE Support Downloads Add-On Version Release Date
Not Specified Download Mar 9, 2011

Nerdery Links

This entry was created March 28, 2011, 4:38 pm.
This entry was last updated October 8, 2013, 5:21 pm.

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10 Reviews:

James Smith 08.29.14

James Smith
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To solve the lag on navigation hover, find the rule for #navigationTabs li li.hover (line 91 on the current version) and add the :hover pseudo classes to it like this:
#navigationTabs li li.hover,
#navigationTabs ul li li.hover,
#navigationTabs li li:hover,
#navigationTabs ul li li:hover

williamcarswell 08.06.13

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If you want to rest your eyes, this add-on is for you. The author could have created the nerdery folder for us, also had to change permissions for the images folder. Otherwise great add-on

Bo Link 04.19.13

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This control panel theme is extremely clean and nice. I agree that the “pink” used in the default theme is a bit garish. I’m glad Brian took it upon himself to release an excellent replacement.

jmg 02.15.13

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Works great!  TIP: To get rid of the lag when hovering on the main navigation, remove line 454 of override.css.

fanderson 05.16.12

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Pink is nice in moderation, but it is so refreshing to have blue. Nice work!

mmcgee 11.15.11

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Fantastic add-on. 5 minutes and my CP is now sexy. Easy to change to other colors if you know what you’re doing. Only negative is that it seems the navigation rollover effects have a tiny bit of lag. Aside from that, thank you Brian! Great work.

Causing Effect - Aaron Waldon 07.21.11

Causing Effect - Aaron Waldon
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I have used this CP theme on several sites and it is awesome! It is one of the first things I setup after a fresh install. Thanks for your hard work on this Brian!

Jose B Rivera 07.18.11

Jose B Rivera
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I installed this program as per instruction and was locked out of my control panel with an error message. Luckily just removing the software took care of the issue. I wrote to Mr. Litzinger, but never received a reply. A Big No in my book. I consider that worst than the software not working.

pEEter 05.26.11

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Stunning, I love it. The default always seemed cartoonish and ugly and the “corporate” theme was too poorly proportioned for my taste. This is just great and easy to install. Well done, thanks!

Post-Boredom 03.28.11

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My eyes can rest easy knowing they will never again have to see that hideous pink color!