Just a few days ago our newest WordPress Theme called Chronus went live in the WordPress.org Theme Directory. It is my first theme with a more minimalistic design with lots of white space and subtle colors. Instead of a slider the theme includes an elegant Featured Content area.
Chronus is a fast and lightweight WordPress Theme created for magazines, news websites and personal blogs. The Featured Content section and flexible Magazine Widgets give you the ability to highlight your most important posts on the home page. The minimalistic and responsive design focuses on your content and looks great on any screen size.
Flexible Theme Options
Chronus includes very flexible yet easy-to-use theme options in the Customizer.
If you need more features check out the Chronus Pro add-on plugin. The add-on extends the basic theme with extra magazine widgets, custom color options, typography settings, footer widgets, and additional navigation menus.