The resourceful folks over at RocketTheme have released a very nice Web 2.0 looking Joomla template under the GNU/GPL license. It’s called RokWebify. It seems that this is the basis for a series of tutorials they’re releasing on customising their templates.
I used to be a member of their template club (let my membership lapse – unfortunately), and they create awesome templates, as well as great tutorials. This one here is no exception.
You can find the download and the tutorials here. Note that you’ll need Adobe Dreamweaver to follow these tutorials. You could do without it, but it would be much more difficult.
If you’re looking for professional looking (non-free) templates, look no further than:
Set up a test install of Joomla 1.5, installed com_migrate on the old site, and migrated the data over. The migration is a headache in it’s current form. None of the menus worked – and the site was basically unusable.