Do you know beautiful customizable Ph.D class files or "themes"?
I am really eager to find a nice "base" eye-candy Ph.D class that I could customize myself. I began my Ph.D BUT I don't want to waste too much time later so I want to choose now the structure and format/tex file type to some degree, so I am searching something like this:
1) Flexibility and some degree of customization.
3) Manual with the class type.
4) Maintenance. I don't want thesis .tex that are not supported. I found some issues in some older files with the TEX upgrade, so, I would prefer some .tex that don't use too specific "weird" packages. I need something "in the bottom" to add later the mathematical packages (maybe some typographic and/or language packages as well) in the top.
I was browsing the web but I could not find something that fit me. Suggestions?