Like many people, I am not a big fan of the new admin theme with WP 2.5. While somethings (like categories being below the post) I find cumbersome, I can deal with those, it is the visual layout and color scheme which I don’t like.
I am not a fan of web sites that fill the entire browser window all the way up to the edge. I like a little bit of a border – something which says “I spent some time making this look crisp and finished”. Letting sites fill all the way to the edge always seemed lazy to me. And I really don’t like the mish-mash of colors either.
So after poking around for a new admin theme and not finding anything, I decided to see if I could do some simple CSS tweaks to clean up the Dashboard more to my liking. I now have something running which I am reasonably happy with and have requested a project on wp-plugins.org. Hopefully if I am accepted, I will have it available to others, should anyone else want it, later today or tonight.