NodeBB v0.7x is around the corner folks, codenamed Persona (named after the new NodeBB base theme, which you are previewing on this forum).
This is the first iteration and so expect bugs, even the widget areas are hardcoded right now because we expect a refactor of the widget system soon for better performance.
About the theme
A focus on making it easier to customize:
Components: We've started removing ID and class based selectors in favour of named components. This way it's extremely obvious which parts are necessary to core. The previous system made it possible for you to accidentally lose functionality when modifying an element's class/ID.
Component Toggling: (Not implemented yet). Template based mechanism for you to define component states within the HTML itself. More on this later.
Refactoring templates and LESS (WIP): We will aim to deliver templates with less than 50 lines each. Previously we had some behemoth templates that were 200 lines long. Ouch.
What else is new?
Well, if you've been around lately you probably have noticed the new composer. We've also done (yet another) round of performance and usability improvements, and things should be looking much better and faster on mobile.
The new theme also has a slide-in mobile menu (I think we've all become bored of the standard Bootstrap dropdown by now!)
A more detailed list will be compiled when we do eventually come closer to the 0.7x release date. See you then and thanks for being part of our journey so far!