The WordPress team has decided to skip version 2.4 and move right on to 2.5, which is now expected to be released in March. Once released the updated version will cover a big area that hasn’t received a lot of attention before: the admin screen.
WordPress 2.5 will sport a completely revamped admin screen that will have much of the same functionality, but it will look completely different. An example of what to expect can be seen in the screenshot above, and I’ll be the first to say that it is way easier on the eyes than the current WordPress admin area.
If you want to see what the rest of it looks like head on over to this demo. You can’t modify anything in the demo, but you can flip through the different tabs. Remember though, this is still a work in progress and is in no way finalized. So if you see something you don’t like there is still a chance that it will change by the time it hits the final form.
[via Quick Online Tips]