I’ve been fooling around with a new plugin call WordPress Tiger Administration. The plugin changes the entire look and feel of the backend WordPress administration area without touching any of the XHTML framework.
The current default WordPress administration area is functional, but I felt it could be improved. For several reasons, I didn’t want to touch the XHTML framework of the admin, but instead relied on the power of CSS2 to manipulate the presentation. The whole package has been wrapped up into a single plugin. Just install and activate. The new design will be immediately visible.
Currently the Tiger is compatible with Safari and Firefox. Until Internet Explorer complies with CSS2 specifications, this plugin will default back to the original WordPress administration design. The plugin does this automatically, without the need for browser sniffing. If the browser is incapable of displaying CSS2, it will not display the updated design. So if you don’t like the new look, switch to IE (or turn off the plugin).
The new admin layout is certainly different than the old one. It’s cleaner and more functional. The colors are also more eye pleasing as well. Here are some screen shots.
You can download the plugin here.