With the enormous popularity of mobile devices, it’s critical that websites look good on any platform – desktop, smartphone or tablet. Probably the simplest way to make sure that happens is to start with a pre-made WordPress theme with responsive design built right in.
“Responsive magazine themes are great because they give your website a professional design with a constant look and feel on all devices,” writes the author of this article on Premium WordPress. “It doesn’t matter if a user is viewing your website on a desktop, tablet, smart phone or any other mobile device. When using a responsive theme your website will automatically adjust to the screen size and resolution, delivering an optimized layout for that device with the same consistent core design.”
For magazine websites, it can be especially tricky to find a look that works across platform. So the article’s write-up of a number of themes that do exactly this is hugely helpful if you are designing a magazine site for yourself or a client.
The themes sell from $39 to around $100 dollars, with a range of styles from bold and visual to elegant and refined. Most of them have a wealth of customization options available, with a good balance of visuals to text.
Take a scroll through the magazine themes and check out some of the demo pages, then tuck it away for reference. And good luck with your next magazine site project!