Here's a fun fact: "Joomla templates" is keyed into search engines across the globe over 1 million times per year.
We considered that number in all of its hugeness and glory for about 2 seconds before deciding to cut ourselves a slice of the action. After some pretty hard googling to save you the time of some pretty hard googling, here are the top Joomla! (news, site) templates resources we found:
On top of being just plain cool to look at, RocketTheme offers not only templates but Joomla! extensions, phpBB3 Styles and a web dev. community as well. The site itself was created by Andy Miller, author of the standard templates that are included in Joomla!, so they've had a pretty solid and reliable thing going from the get. Over 80 Joomla! templates are offered under a membership license, which can be purchased for as little as US$ 50 for 60 days.
JoomlArt is another fully loaded membership-based site. Though individual templates are not also for sale, the gamut of them, including future submissions, is available under membership. A new template is released every month and existing templates are updated along with new versions of Joomla!. The membership fee is a one time thing and the cheapest package will run you about US$ 70.00 per year.
A straight up, no frills, what-you-see-is-what-you-get shop for Joomla! templates. Joomlashack offers both free and commercial options for your website without locking you into a club environment, but the sense of community lives on through a free forum and tutorial section.
IceTheme simplifies things by offering three different membership plans (Starter, Standard and Developer) for cheap. Though the number of templates available is relatively low (currently they offer 19), the site has gotten quite a bit of attention for being straightforward and affordable.
Hailing from the U.K. Joomla Xtreme offers a wide range of both free and premium templates in addition to extensions. Word on the street is that the site will also soon offer customizable templates.
Free, free, free. Joomlatp offers a ton of 100% free templates for both Joomla! 1.5 and Joomla 1.0 if you're oldschool.
Another resource from our European friends. JoomlaDesigns also offers 3 different levels of time-based membership. The three month plan will run you 25 euros, the 6 month plan 39 euros and a year is 49 euros. Membership gives you access to all available templates and there is a step by step installation guide offered as well.
Joomla Template's strength is in their numbers. The site offers over a whopping 150 templates individually for only US$ 20 - 70.
The beautifully designed YOOtheme.com is cool because it targets the blog owner, the professional business type and everyone in between. Subscription-based, the site offers 3 different template plans in addition to framework for creating your own design.
Well, duh. Last but not least is the Joomla! site itself. The CMS team has a frequently updated list of template resources from all around the globe.
Did we miss a praiseworthy resource? Don't hesitate to let us know. Otherwise, happy Joomla-ing!