Greefies - a cool name for a cool skin which is very simple in it's design, delivery and look and feel and follows the popular blue and green colours we see on so many websites these days.
Fairly squared off in it's layout and has a full width montage with a pane applied for you to utilise all the space as you wish.
This design is probably best suited for the brochure style sites which seem to display better when there is a tag line and an image across the top of each page. Plenty of sites use this concept and in particular, when you don't have much to say, a few good images and some short headings or quotes not only looks good, but if you wrap the headings in h1 & h2 tags, they will be recognised by google as being 'important'.
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
While the colours aren't exactly my favourites - it has in fact been a very popular download.
So, log in, download and enjoy this design today which is xhtml and css compliant.