Wow, I'd never heard of Artisteer before, but what an amazing program. This really brings web design (almost) down to the level of a word processor, where the average person could really create a unique, attractive design for a site. For what it's worth, I put in a request at their site that they add support for mojoportal.
I've been working on mojoPortal skinning for a few weeks now, so as a learning exercise I created a test Artisteer HTML skin and tried to convert it for mojoPortal use. The first thing I realized is that with mojoPortal we are limited to using the 3-column layout in Artisteer. In addition to this, the names of all of the div IDs and classes are hardcoded in mojoPortal, so I came up with an initial set of conversions:
#art-main -> .pagebody
.art-Sheet -> #wrapwebsite
.art-Header -> #wrapheader
.art-Header-jpeg -> #wrapheader
.art-nav -> #menu-container
.art-contentLayout -> #wrapcenter
.art-Footer -> #wrapfooter
.art-sidebar1 -> .leftside
.art-sidebar2 -> .rightside
.art-content -> .center-rightandleftmargins
.art-content-sidebar1 -> .center-leftmargin
.art-content-sidebar2 -> .center-rightmargin
.art-content-wide -> .center-nomargins
After converting the div names in the generated Artisteer CSS, I almost had something worth looking at, although it was missing some of the "flair".
The final, insurmountable problem I ran into is that Artisteer outputs many more containing divs than mojoPortal supports. These divs are required to style many of the whiz-bang effects that make Artisteer so compelling. Just for one example, "art-Sheet-tl", "art-Sheet-tr", etc. are needed for the site to background transition effects.
Joe, I know you have your hands full for the foreseeable future, but I really think it would be worth somehow modifying (or extending) the skinning in mojoPortal to allow the use of tools like this one. Maybe there could be some sort of tool that visually designs and outputs a layout.master with a companion file that mojoPortal can use to know what divs are available?