Ok, we were on a roll and due to the work load we have coming up in the coming weeks, decided to put this free dotnetnuke skin online before we have actually reach our 280 fans on our facebook fans page.
This little html template we found has such lovely colours, very earthy and modern, but beautifully used and so we decided to add this to our growing collection of free skins.
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
If you want a very earthy, neutral design with some very well constructed highights and shadows, then this is an ideal skin for your collection.