WordPress.org has made another surprising release of new wordpress versioned 3.8 with redesigned, refreshed and beautiful looking dashboard. This version is named “Parker” in honor of Charlie Parker, an American Jazz Saxophonist. This release (6.1 MB) can be downloaded from wordpress.org/download.
The new features introduced in wordpress 3.8 are as follows :
The new WordPress dashboard has a fresh, uncluttered design that embraces clarity and simplicity.
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.
With superior contrast and large, comfortable type, the new design is easy to read and a pleasure to navigate.
High definition at high speed
WordPress is sharper than ever with new vector-based icons that scale to your screen. By ditching pixels, pages load significantly faster, too.
Refined theme management
The new themes screen lets you survey your themes at a glance. Or want more information? Click to discover more. Then sit back and use your keyboard’s navigation arrows to flip through every theme you’ve got.
Smoother widget experience
Drag-drag-drag. Scroll-scroll-scroll. Widget management can be complicated. With the new design, wordpress worked to streamline the widgets screen.
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.
This release of wordpress can be said different but best from any recent releases with much of the improvements that are really required for any wordpress user. We must thank every contributor of development for their dedication to bring up this most impressing update of wordpress.