Textpattern is generally my go-to solution when it comes to managing content. It’s lightweight, powerful and dead simple to use. Oh yeah, and the community is absolutely brilliant. Hyperbole anyone?
Many of the ideas for this theme were born while working on the xPattern Admin. On the surface it’s mostly a change of color scheme and some simple styling updates — beyond that it’s a fairly involved reworking of the Write tab.
Unfortunately, I don’t have any immediate plans to release this theme into the wild — it relies heavily on other plugins, and the underlying jQuery is something I customize on a per install basis.
CSS, JQuery, PHP