With the advent of the new Stark theme, we can now easily see the output of Drupal 7's default html. The page.tpl.php is in need of refactoring, and some css associated with it may also need altering/updating to match any changes made to the page template.
We need to stay as focused on the page as possible. New issues will be filed for each template as we finish the previous one. We'll probably go in this order:
So let's focus on just the individual tpl file we're working on. This is meant to be a big bikeshed over page.tpl.php so that all interested parties can get their say so on the default output. If you'd like to follow along, cvs out the newest version of Drupal 7 and load up the stark theme or on D6 you should get roughly the same thing if you'd like to use this: http://drupal.org/project/stark
Let the bikeshed begin.