WordPress just released the first beta of the next version of their popular blogging/CMS platform. So, I installed WordPress 3.2, beta 1 on this blog to explore the new features in the Dashboard and took a first look at WordPress’ new theme, Twentyeleven. This post describes my first impressions.
I had the pleasure once again of working with Matt Hill of MacGroup USA to create a WordPress blog for one of their clients, the Sekonic Company, a premier manufacturer of photographic light meters. The Sekonic Blog uses a custom child theme derived from the Twentyten WordPress theme and incorporates Featured Images and customized excerpts to give post authors more control of what appears on the blog’s front page. The site also uses advanced CSS3 properties to create rounded corners, drop shadows and transition effects