The Columnist is a free responsive blog and magazine-style theme for WordPress by octavian. It includes customisable slider, three widget areas, selectable colour schemes and multi-column layout.
There is a premium version, The Columnist Pro theme: with user-selectable colours, breadcrumb navigation, premium widgets and a year of support.
Featured area above the content
Display either 2-3 column widget area or a slider.
Responsive touch-enabled slider. Optional autoplay with dozens of transition effects.
Choose one of 4 available colour themes.
Three sidebar options
Left sidebar, right sidebar, no sidebar.
1-4 column layout
Can be set separately for homepage and archive pages.
Social icons and search in the header
Seven different icons for your profiles in social networks
Selectable blog width
980, 1280, 1400, 1600 and 1920px.
Google rates it as “mobile friendly”. Menu is optimised for viewing on mobile.
Typist uses valid html5 and css. It is built to the highest standards of coding.
You can choose from the selection of Google fonts for headings and text. Optional cyrrilic support.
Customisable post meta data
Display only what you want, not what theme author wants.
Support for different post formats
You can post quotes, single images, videos and asides. The view will be optimised for each format.
Set your own logo or use text
Align as you wish.
Threaded comments, galleries, custom menu, custom background, ready for translations, support for all of the WordPress features.
Theme homepage: http://poisonedcoffee.com/columnist/