SMF - Check the company forums
I know if i grave in several foruns about this software i will find something, but i wont is to know if somebody has the same concerne about this issue or founded something about it.
For eg. I know that coppermine has several templates in comun whit SMF, but dont know if Mambo have with the others two.
Here is how I actually do this sort of thing.
I google search for templates. try looking for something which gives you a preview. THen, out of it I do my own redesigning and scripting. It works best and you'll be proud of your work.
Handy tools you will need: notepad plus & Photoshop
If i were a "master" of template design, i wouldn´t ask for some tips.
But tanks any way.
Have to dig on the net and try to find something.
if u hate the look of the skin but like the layout just alter the images, i just alter the copyright to say the images where made by me but the skin was coded by whoever