Just as with WPMU, it seems that theme structure (design) is pretty much the first place that you come to with Joomla when you want to start moulding it precisely to your needs. There are a huge number of templates available for a Jooma install but, soon enough, you start work on a project that needs just that something else.

In that regard I’ve an interest in CSS-based them development for Joomla, or any web site for that matter. I’ve recently come across an extremely useful tutorial at Compass Designs. Their tutorial is targetted toward building a CSS-based theme for your Joomla site, begins with an unformatted site and then builds upon that to add in your chosen design elements. Its a good way of doing things because you get to see exactly how your changes take effect and where that effect is seen and its a useful tutorial.

Useful Online Tools

Compass Designs point out an extremely useful online tool where you can make an assortment of layouts and it will develop them CSS for you; its across at CSS Creator.com