Starter Themes for Drupal
A good starter theme (or base theme) can be the foundation for every site you build within Drupal. Rather than start from scratch each time you're theming a new site, use a starter theme to help you begin. These aren't ready-to-use "templates" that are already styled. Starter themes simply provide a default framework to build your custom around. They save you time, and often add a few new "tricks" for you to use on your sites.