WordPress 2.7 beta 2

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I just upgraded to WordPress 2.7 beta 2.  It was confusing at first because I had a plagin that hid the tree on the left.  It’s an interesting upgrade so far.  Some things seem better for me, and some things just rub me the wrong way.  It’s just a beta, so I am not terribly worried.

One thing is the color scheme.  Its black and grey.  What happened to the lighter friendlier colors.  This is a little depressing.  The images don’t look finished in many places, so I imagine they are still in flux.  The images for the buttons for exmple are not dithered properly.

There are some nice effects, like menus with rounded corners and slideUp/slideDown animations.  This is generally nice, but there are alot of places where it’s a little rough.  The minimize on the tree on the left, for example should animate.  I didn’t know what I clicked on at first.

This is really a bold upgrade, now that I look at it.  The UI is significantly different.  I am worried because I think WordPress is the best software program out there right now and I have a very high bar for it.

The tag chooser is a little weird.  It uses a tag cloud.  Hmm, I need to try that a little.  I also need to get all the uncategorized posts to have tags.  It’s way too big.

Overall, I am excited about what they are doing, but I need to play with it more and see how it develops.

Whatya think?