I’ll keep this one simple: What do you look for in a magazine-style theme design?
Thus far, I’ve released four themes, three of which are specifically targeted at start-up news/magazine sites. Based on the demand, I’d think it’s fair to say that we are making things that you like. Tubular blogs always seemed boring to me, which is one of the reasons that GPP puts all this effort into magazine themes. Our next theme design, which is currently being worked on in the shop, is looking pretty cool. It includes a minimal five-post column display below the four main AJAXed posts with room at the right for ads. Here is a peek: