WordPress 3.3 “named ‘Sonny’ in honor of the great jazz saxophonist Sonny Stitt” has just been released. The most noticeable improvements improve the user experience. New fly out menus save room in the admin. As a developer I’m excited about the new editor API, which makes it easy to create popup pointer-tips to point out to certain things in the admin (help clients find custom features).
The dashboard experience has been improved for iPads and other tablets, which will help people on the move. Other features of the dashboard include a responsive design of some elements, HTML5 doctype, a new dashboard welcome feature and new help tabs. A new drag-and-drop feature has made uploading different types of content a breeze.
This latest release is exciting for developers worldwide, and reminds me how happy I am to be part of the WordPress community.