Twenty Thirteen test drive

A screenshot taken today of my blog after activating the Twenty Thirteen default theme for WordPress 3.6.
A screenshot taken today of my blog after activating the Twenty Thirteen default theme for WordPress 3.6. This photo is set to “alignment left.”

I’ve activated the new Twenty Thirteen theme that was released with the WordPress 3.6 launch back on Aug. 1.

Things look a little different here, and for the most part I like it.

I will be modifying it by creating a child theme very soon, but for now, I thought it would be nice to use the stock Twenty Thirteen theme and kick the tires a bit. Today, WordPress released 3.6.1, which I promptly upgraded to, and they are scheduled to release WordPress 3.7 in October (we’ll see – 3.6 was four months late by my watch).

First observation of interest: Photos when they are aligned left. They jut out into the margin. I’m not convinced, at first glance, that I like this. The photo displayed above is an example of this.

When not aligned left, here’s what a photo does:

Here is a screenshot of the homepage in the previous theme, Twenty Twelve. This photo is set to "alignment none."
Here is a screenshot of the homepage in the previous theme, Twenty Twelve. This photo is set to “alignment none.”

I added a thin black border to each of the screen shots above to better demonstrate the alignment style.

The really interesting thing about this new theme that I can’t wait to test out and modify via a child theme is its different styles for the ten post formats that are now a prominent part of WordPress 3.6.

These ten post formats are:

I have changed a few of my recent posts’ post formats to these types to see what happens.

Update: The Next Day

Heh. Back in April, I commented on the Twenty Thirteen designer Joen Asmussen’s blog post about the theme. It should be noted that Mr. Asmussen, like me, was also born in November of 1979.  I forgot about making that comment on his blog until doing some research on the theme, thinking about how I want to make a child theme of it.

Then I saw his blue child theme for Twenty Thirteen, downloaded it, and activated it. You know, to see what happens.

My blog, in the Twenty Thirteen Blue theme, by Joen Asmussen
My blog, in the Twenty Thirteen Blue theme, by Joen Asmussen

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