The next default WordPress theme has been unveiled by Konstantin Obenland on the core development blog. The new theme has been designed with the needs of personal blogger in mind. It’s simple, clean and beautiful; thanks to Google’s fantastic Noto Serif and Sans Serif fonts. Because it’s shipping as a default theme, Twenty Fifteen will support all of WordPress’ advanced theme features. This includes localization support, accessibility testing, plus support for custom headers and backgrounds.
From the announcement post:
Twenty Fifteen is a clean, blog-focused theme designed through simplicity. With careful attention to typography, the theme treats text as a major part of the user interface. It features Google’s Noto Serif and Sans – a font family designed to be visually harmonious across many of the world’s languages, and a perfect fit for the internationalization strides being made in WordPress core.
The theme is also designed to maximize the impact of core’s customization tools – Custom Headers and Custom Backgrounds. These tools will allow any Twenty Fifteen blog to be easily personalized.
Last but definitely not least, Twenty Fifteen uses a mobile first approach in its design, remaining attractive and focusing on an optimal browsing experience across a wide array of devices from mobile to widescreen desktops.
All of these things come together to present content cleanly for any of Twenty Fifteen’s users – a simple default theme.
Twenty Fifteen should be included in WordPress 4.1, which will make it the default theme for the entirety of 2015.