My special interest goes to Magazine themes.
Recently I did develop a child theme on the basis of Magazine Basic: Compact Magazine 4.
Magazine Basic is a super flexible, responsive magazine theme based on a grid of 12 columns and works surprisingly well on all platforms.
Compact magazine 4 is made more compact.
The post titles are moved to the right of the images; a lot of white space is skipped and the ‘Read More’ buttons are replaced by a simple [..] link. Thus the images come really close to each other
Apart from that is has possibility of a top sidebar over spanning the first and second sidebar of Magazine Basic and a Feature Box on top of the recent posts display on Home page.
Also I created a special sidebar for pages that are not Home, like single, search and archives, and an extra widget space in Header and Footer.
The theme could be tagged as: Silver, Fixed Layout, Fluid Layout, Responsive Layout, One Column, Two Columns,Three Columns, Four Columns, Left Sidebar, Right Sidebar, Accessibility Ready, Custom Header, Custom Menu, Editor Style, Featured Image Header, Featured Images, Flexible Header, Front Page Posting, Sticky Post, Threaded Comments, Translation Ready.
You can see the theme at work on Bootjesgek.nl. The Feature box is used for a Easy Rotator carousel display.
The theme comes with Dutch translation and translation ready .pot file. It works fine with Magazine Basic 3.0.4 but not with later updates.
First install Magazine Basic 3.0.4 and Compact Magazine after that.
The zip files can be downloaded from here. Please write me a note if you do.