WordPress 3.8 ships with a gorgeous new default theme. The theme, named twentyfourteen contains a lot of the cool features found on modern websites everywhere like a fun image slider, beautiful Google Web Fonts, and a Responsive Design meant to provide the “optimal viewing experience” on all browsers and devices. It seems to work well on my wife’s iPad and on my Nexus 7. (You can see the Theme’s “responsiveness” by grabbing a corner of your browser window and scaling the page down. As it gets narrower, notice how the layout changes dramatically to fit even the narrowest windows.)
Applying this new theme to thedude.com was simple. I made very few tweaks to the stylesheet – mostly to accommodate my larger images. For the moment, I like the new look a lot. It might even inspire me to post more often. Maybe.