I’ve just completed working on a new template that I’m calling Dark Rose.
This template is free, open-source, following only the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 license.
The template is a CSS based, table-less layout and validate to XHTML 1.0 Strict. It uses two images, one of which is shown in multiple places just to give examples of where you might want an image. This design contains no hacks, and includes skip links for accessibility. It has been tested in Firefox, IE 6 and IE 7 Beta 2, Opera, Konqueror, and Safari.
I have included some matching text styles to cover basics like blockquotes, code, and data tables. All the text sizing is done using the 76% concept to keep them fluid with em sizing. Here’s a screen shot of the Dark Rose layout:
Feel free to go to the main page for it and download the layout. Remember to save the images used also.
Download page: Dark Rose