Tom McFarlin updated the Standard Theme blog today to announce a redesigned landing page and a theme upgrade. Standard Theme, now version 2.6, brings post format support, improved styles throughout the theme, and various SEO improvements. For the full list of bug fixes and feature additions, see their blog post.
This version also introduced the Standard Theme Upgrade Kit, which walks you through what files need to be upgraded/overwritten when going from one version to the next. McFarlin says that upgrades via the Dashboard are still on the roadmap, but this is a step in the right direction.
The comparison image, showing their new site next to their old site, is just after the jump. Also, if you haven’t seen our thorough WordPress theme framework comparison, be sure to do so. Standard is on that list.
Below is the redesign comparison image (link goes to full size image):
Do you use Standard Theme? What do you think of the improvements, and the continued work the team there is doing?