Groups and forums _ Although not as organized and pretty_looking as standard websites, these forums contain a lot of information and useful downloads as shared by their members. Most of these information and downloads are only available for those who sign up, so joining a group or two will be very helpful indeed. Not only that, but the social aspects of these groups or forums allow you to communicate with other members. You can also choose to search for certain groups or members with similar interests as yours.
Theme Sites. These are of course thematic, which will be helpful on what theme you want to use in a page. Scrapbooking is like Wordpress. If you are making a website powered by Wordpress, you will look for nice themes that you can work on instead creating your own. It should be appropriate in the long run as you post and update it. In scrapbooking, templates will stick for a long time after some time of adding all the elements, and it will be the basis of the overall look that you can't change. Photo Sharing Sites. These sites are both theme and group sites at the same time. Photo sharing is mostly their goal, but I have seen scrappers post their layouts or projects. So you will get templates or their ideas as well.