Magazine themes should basically: display illustrated excerpts on a homepage with read more links to various single post pages,
Looking for a fine magazine theme Magazine Basic is the best theme I could find.
First to mention is the responsive display on all platforms thanks to the 12 column grid layout.
Great plus is the flexibility in the home page display in 1, 2 or 3 columns.
A bit of a problem is that the theme is not basic at all: in spite of its name, it is very elaborated in details.
In my opinion in a basic theme should better not
- use google fonts in stead of standard fonts;
- shape read more links;
- change standard editor style;
- change standard excerpt length;
- use complex css for pagination style;
- use extra css for link styling;
- use extra css for sticky post;
- change the look of post comments and 404 pages;
and more so that it would be more easy to adapt styles in a child theme.
It would really be nice to have a truely basic version of this magazine theme.