Regarding Mat's post on a cool QuickSilver-based approach
to creating new files at high speed, a fair number of commenters -- and, it turns out, the original poster at lipidity.com
-- made mention of NuFile
, a combination contextual menu plugin and preference pane. One quick (free) download later, I'm a believer. A right-click gets you a customizable list of blank file templates; throw in a .webloc document to open new pages or blog posts, or just about anything you want.
For switchers looking to find a close match to the Windows "New File" contextual menu, NuFile is a pretty good solution.