You don't have a web link, and your specs lack specificity, so the following may or may not be applicable.
Please add your dragonflycms version etc., so that you can help us help you.
That said, I would recommend starting with reDesign3. reDesign2 you can download from http://000.pri.ee/ but the latest reDesign3 is actually in CVS here on Dragonflycms.org.
With reDesign all of the theme has been converted to CSS, so you only have 1 thing to learn/handle.
Best of all, with reDesign3, Eestlane has come up with style/specific.css which lets you store all your changes/improvements/customizations in that 1 file. Not only is it easier to see what you've done later, but it means you can update reDesign3 with little impact to your existing changes. No re-applying changes required.
Plus it's not a bad theme in and of itself, either!
It is soooo much simpler to change than the "old style" themes, that I wouldn't recommend the "old way" to anyone.
How do you download from CVS? I'd like to have the reDesign 3 theme but don't want to download each individual file. That would take forever via a web browser. Anyway to zip and download? Don't know how to use a CVS application to grab the files either.
Server specs (Server OS / Apache / MySQL / PHP / DragonflyCMS):
CentOS, Apache 2.2, MySQL 5.0, PHP 5.3, CPG 22.214.171.124
Joined: Jun 29, 2004