DevPress is a WordPress theme unlike most others, because it’s for your admin area install of the front-end of your site (it’s actually a plugin, because there’s no way to use the themes section for admin themes, but you can ignore that detail!).
The DevPress team have done a good job of rethinking the WordPress dashboard, which has, to all intents and purposes, remained the same for several years.
It’s a bold and flat design, making the most important elements the largest, and the design is consistent throughout the dashboard.
One thing I immediately noticed in the default Hunter theme was that the left-hand menu that we’ve all become so accustomed to for navigating is gone, and it is instead replaced with a slide-down menu at the top of the screen, which means that most things are one more click away, which can be a bit frustrating. Also, it’s a one-column design which, when paired with the larger design elements, makes for a very long page which can be annoying when you’re trying to get to a specific point on the page.
With that said though, there is a different theme called base, which I much prefer. The familiar left-hand menu is there. It retains the multiple column design of the traditional WordPress admin. Beyond that though, it makes the dashboard cleaner and simpler, even though all the same elements are there.
The theme carries throughout the entire dashboard for consistency. You also have a couple of customisation options. Aside from being able to add your own logo and banner image, you’re also free to add custom CSS if you’re adventurous.
The larger buttons and menu items definitely make it easier to navigate around (by preventing mis-clicks), and I think the full effects of the dashboard are probably best felt on a large screen.
It’s nice that’s someone’s taking to rethinking the admin theme, and I think DevPress have made a bloody good go of it.