We all like this skin - it's got a great background repeat pattern that gives it a visually appealing look. Although originally design as a 'radio / music' based site, we've removed one of the bolder images and we've put the logo token in its place. It still has some relevance to the music industry, although much more subtle now.
We were able to even capture the mouse over affect in the menu, allowing the simple menu to have more life when you clicked over it. You could easily change out the images to be something more suitable but they are neutral enough to be used on most sites.
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
Ths is a very nice skin - it's definitely worth putting having in your collection and I think it is one that could be further customised and look very good on plenty of websites.
Enjoy this skin which was created to celebrate 260 fans on our facebook page.