This is a good template generator for Joomla: Check this one Artisteer http://www.artisteer.com/ I just bought this one this weekend, i have been exploring how to make fast templates for Joomla.
Need a server, chech out this: WAMPSERVER, download it an try it for yourself and you will see: http://www.wampserver.com/en/ I like this one better than XAMPP!
Check this site, great magazine with a lot of tutorials: http://www.computerarts.co.uk/
Exelent program for your server, and its free. Check this site: http://www.freenas.org/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=22
What is Adobe Story? Adobe Story is a collaborative scriptwriting tool for film, broadcast, and rich media. Adobe Story enables the online pre-production workflow for those who want to collaborate and expand their ideas anytime, anywhere, with anyone. http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/Story
This is cross platform, Apache, MySQL, PHP, Pearl, in one sulution. Host your Joomla site and host your own site. You can find this at this site: http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html
Next Opera version is coming with possibilities to make your own web-server there you can share your pictures, music and movies directly from your browser. Check this site : http://unite.opera.com/