Speaking of WordPress Themes in 2012, the new WordPress default theme for this year is in da hizzous.
For the 3.4 release cycle the core WordPress team is trying something new: assigning small teams to tackle various parts of the release. The Twenty Twelve team is Matt Mullenweg (Holder of the Keys and Grand Master Themengineer), Drew Strojny (Designer and Minimalist), and Lance Willett (Thematurge).
Want to keep tabs on this new default WordPress theme? Follow development updates on WordPress Development Updates and in Trac: Twenty Twelve ticket and Bundled Themes.
We’re super excited to see it land in WordPress trunk and start taking shape.
If you’re designed out for the day and need something sufficiently geeky to bring you back to midfield, I suggest Andy Skelton’s excellent writeup about a lesser-known but oft-used WordPress string formatting function, WordPress code surprise: wp_sprintf.