This was submitted by Pavel Ciorici, founder of WPZOOM, which by the way have a free theme called Meeta. Quite a lot of options, including ones I never want to see in a WordPress theme, like SEO, but they seem to look well organized.
I think that the panel looks good on its own, but quite weird in a “WordPress environment.” It feels like it’s just floating there in the air, like a totally separate app. Even the blue “Save Changes” button is not the right size, shape and color. The first themes I saw with such an approach were from WooThemes, and I called it “WordPress in a WordPress.” I also dislike the usage of the word “Framework” here, which feels like too much marketing.
What about you? What do you like or dislike about the WPZOOM Theme Options? Do you think it’s important to follow design conventions when creating options panels for your themes and plugins? Thanks for sharing your thoughts, and don’t forget to rate this entry!