Largo incorporates a number of features from NPR's Project Argo but has been significantly expanded to include a number of additional features to make it easier to set up and more flexible to better support the needs of a variety of news publishers.
Status: We've launched a number of sites in beta and continue to improve the platform. We're now hard at work on our first stable public release tentatively scheduled for May 2013. Drop us a note if you'd like to receive updates on our progress or are interested in contributing code to the project.
Responsive design to accommodate a variety of devices, screen sizes and resolutions
Flexible homepage layout options (blog, newspaper and carousel) to support different news site presentation needs (Click to view larger)
Highly-configurable responsive navigation menus built with the needs of news publishers in mind
Built-in support for donate buttons, social media integration, Google Analytics, custom bylines, author profiles and other functionality that would normally require additional plugins
Fancy post formatting including pull quotes, images and slideshows with captions and credits, ability to break articles into multiple pages, heading and body text optimized for readability and support for a variety of embedded media
Integrated support for Open Graph, Twitter Card, Google rel=author/publisher markup, hnews and hcard microformats
Curated list of plugins for add-on functionality such as enhanced editorial workflow, search engine optimization, caching and backup and more sophisticated comment management
Open source so you can use Largo as a complete solution or as a starting point for more complex projects
You can download or fork the latest version of the Largo theme from Github.