WordPress 3.8, The Most Beautiful WordPress yet

Version 3.8 of WordPress, named “Parker” in honor of Charlie Parker, bebop innovator, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. To me, WordPress 3.8 is the most beautiful update yet. WordPress has gotten a facelift. 3.8 brings a fresh new look to the entire admin dashboard. Gone are overbearing gradients and dozens of shades of grey — bring on a bigger, bolder, more colorful design!


WordPress 3.8, The Most Beautiful WordPress yet

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Why WordPress 3.8 is the Most Beautiful WordPress yet

Modern aesthetic: The new WordPress dashboard has a fresh, uncluttered design that embraces clarity and simplicity.

Clean typography: The Open Sans typeface provides simple, friendly text that is optimized for both desktop and mobile viewing. It’s even open source, just like WordPress.

Refined contrast: With superior contrast and large, comfortable type, the new design is easy to read and a pleasure to navigate.

Admin color schemes to match your personality: WordPress just got a colorful new update. They’ve included eight new admin color schemes so you can pick the one that suits you best. Color schemes can be previewed and changed from your Profile page.

Turn your blog into a magazine: Create a beautiful magazine-style site with WordPress and Twenty Fourteen. Choose a grid or a slider to display featured content on your homepage. Customize your site with three widget areas or change your layout with two page templates. With a striking design that does not compromise our trademark simplicity, Twenty Fourteen is our most intrepid default theme yet.

I’ve upgraded my personal blog to WordPress 3.8 and I’m using the Twenty Fourteen WordPress theme. Have you upgraded to WordPress 3.8? If yes, what do you have to say about the design, features and functions?