If you thought that the developers over at WordPress would never go bold then you are wrong. Indeed, with the new Twenty Thirteen theme they have taken a bold step by using bright colors. Mark Jaquith, one of the lead developers of WordPress has introduced the theme on make.wordpress.org. The goal behind this new theme is to provide a “focus on blogging, and great support for post formats.”
Here’s how the new Twenty Thirteen (2013) theme will look like:
As you can see in the above screenshot, the new theme makes use of colors in a never before way. That’s because each post format has its own color which makes it easy to distinct from each other. Also the color extends to the full width of the window.
The font-based icons known as Genericons are created by Joen working at Automattic. These icons can scale up to any resolution and can be recolored by using CSS.
As you may have noticed, there is no sidebar in the demo, but it does support sidebar. The theme was meant to work best with single column layout and widgets are visible at the footer of the site. Header images have fixed width and height, which means that if smaller images are used, then they will be cropped.
Mark Jaquith explains that till now the core developers were really too conservative, trying to make themes work for everyone, but with this new theme, they are going to take bold step further and push the boundaries. He says:
Some of you will hate it. And that’s okay. We’ll still be shipping Twenty Twelve, which is an excellent base theme and a canvas on which you can build anything from a blog to a static content site. But with Twenty Thirteen we’re taking a bold stance: this theme was meant for blogging, and it’s not a blank canvas. It comes pre-marinated with playfulness and warmth and opinions.
If you don’t like it, then you can always use the Twenty Twelve theme to create your site. It’s just that the developers are trying to do something different this time.
The new Twenty Thirteen theme will come bundled with the upcoming WordPress 3.6 release, which is due in April.
Update: WordPress 3.6 has arrived and this theme comes bundled with it. Download or view demo of the Twenty Thirteen theme from here.
Also Read: New Features Coming with WordPress 3.6