This is a quite a nice business style skin allowing for an image/montage to be applied, but more than that - it's a nice compact layout and good use of whitespace.
Free dotnetnuke skins are not that high tech ok- they are free skins we've put together which we know and have tested in a variety of browsers, along with making sure they will be compliant too.
This design lends itself to a business style site and has the usual three skins, left, right and admin to give you as much realestate use as possible.
The criteria we use when choosing skins to release are -
- how well the html has been coded for us to work with
- how the images are used in the design in reference to ease of converting to dnn
- how complicated the menu is (most of these designs / free temlpates come with a single level menu which is how we got the idea of using the Links skinobject for the menu system)
- how long they would take us to convert (this is a non profit site and all maintenance is funded by XD Design in part of our committment to provide good skins for the dnn comunity)
- how common the look and feel is compared to what we've got online now
- is there something cool and unusual about the design that might be appealing
- can someone without too much experience take this design and enhance it
- does the licensing meet the guidelines in how we are going to use it
What is particularly nice about this design is that it has lovely use of gradients and colours that work very well together.