I recently read an article over at A List Apart, called Frameworks for Designers. It got me thinking. Actually no it didn’t. The idea was so brilliantly obvious! And sometimes we even do it (such as using blank CSS templates), but not quite like how Jeff Croft describes the process.
At 212Interactive we have a few elements like this, though definitely not quite as sophisticated as the article suggest could/should be done.
My other contract jobs are a mish-mash of projects that haven’t quite made it far enough to use this technique, though I am planning on using something similar for the upcoming RevealCMS (alpha and beta coming this summer).
Here are some free XHTML/CSS templates to get you started with your own framework for design. twe.nty3.com