You have to have SOME level of graphic design in you. The templates come with stock photography which usually don't match the site you're trying to build.<BR><BR>The Tourist Inn site, for example had all sorts of bakery/breakfast imagery. I changed them to be food/alcohol related. And, I changed the layout of the site subtly.
templates are okay...but then everyone uses them....<BR><BR>why not google for "web design firms", then go to look at their portfolios. see what they've done, get ideas from same...and mix and mingle and modify same...<BR><BR>course, you could hire one of them too....<BR><BR>;-)<BR><BR>Jim