The Options Framework Theme (by Devin Price) has been submitted here many times, especially after all the discussion on the NHP Theme Options Framework thread. I’m not a huge fan of such frameworks, and I think the Settings API is easy enough to use and reuse, but I’ll post my opinion anyway :)
I absolutely love how it uses the top tabs navigation, making it look and feel very native to WordPress, however, I think there are other important conventions the framework might have followed, like settings name on the left and value (control) on the right, description fields in italic and the Farbtastic color picker, which already ships with WordPress and is used by Core.
I also think that uploading an image does not have to be that difficult. There’s nothing wrong in using an input
type="file" field, Custom Background and Custom Header do that in core already, while using Plupload and the Thickbox interface just for uploading one file is too much. It’s also confusing, because the end user will face much more options than they need: title, caption, description, link, alignment, size, etc., and ultimately, they have to find the “Use This Image” button to achieve their goal. I think that the file field and the “Choose from image library” option in Core Custom Header and Custom Background (3.4) do a very good job together.
Anyway, that’s just my two cents. What’s more important is your opinion, so post your comments and thoughts, rate, like and share this entry!