WordPress 3.8 is out today (I’ve just upgraded). It’s not a radical overhaul, but the back end stuff is nice and you should of course upgrade your installation asap.
What I do really like though is the wordpress Twenty Fourteen theme that comes with it.
It’s the first time that a default wordpress theme has really caught my eye – so much so that I’m flirting with the idea of converting this site into it.
Here are a few of the things that have got me excited….
Exceptional Responsive Layout
The responsive layout is, to be frank, exceptional.
Right out the box, it just looks great across every medium/screen size.
I’m not ashamed to say I spent a good couple of minutes playing around with the size of my browser window, salivating as the 3 columns popped in and out of view and the oversize featured post images beautifully scaled up and down accordingly.
Responsive layouts are where it’s at and I honestly haven’t seen much better than this, certainly not from a free theme.
Fantastically Readable Text
I’m a bit obsessive about text formatting, wasting many an hour tweaking line height and letter spacing.
Well again, right out the box, the WordPress 2014 theme has got this nailed.
The text just looks great. All the headers are the perfect size. I even like the default green links.
Elegant. Clean. Beautiful.
Those Featured Images
Those featured images on posts I mentioned above. Well I have to mention them again, they look stunning.
Both on the archive pages and on the posts themselves, they make for a colourful, vibrant visual delight.
Check It Out!
I could go on, but just go ahead and check out the theme for yourself…
It’s definitely the best free wordpress theme I have seen and you might just be seeing it right here in action on this very blog soon!
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