I always emphasise the importance of using templates when I present training courses on Adobe Captivate -- but I'm usually talking about Project Templates, which have been available since the very first version of Captivate.
I have just been having a play with the new Drupal 7 Alpha version and it is looking very nice. For those who haven't come across Drupal it is an open source content management system built on PHP and MySQL and powers many popular sites such as Nasa, Warner Brothers, Greenpeace, Britney.com and of course Highlander.co.uk. ;-)
In case you were wondering, you can create rounded corners in web pages now, without graphics. However it takes CSS3 to do it, and although the standard has not been finalised yet, it doesn't mean that the browsers are not taking advantage of any new techniques that they like. Such as rounded corners.