a quick question:
custom made flash components are allowed on wp themes ?
something like dynamic effects on text/images
I believe they are allowed – there’s quite a few themes that include flash plugins lately. A few things to be aware of though:
1. In most cases you should offer a suitable non-Flash alternative for every Flash element that you include. IE: Offer a jQuery alternative for CUBER , make sure that if you use SIFR , it also works without Flash with degradable CSS backup styles, etc.
2. Including Flash should be weighed seriously before making it the all-star of any layout. Lots of users don’t allow Flash and some users simply don’t like it, so it can be a serious detriment to a Wordpress layout unless you can make sure it displays suitable similar content without a Flash plugin.
3. In conclusion, adding Flash to a WP theme usually means doing quite a bit of extra work for any author simply because you should include alternatives, which can often be just as good as what Flash has to offer. Flash doesn’t blend very nicely with the Wordpress backend either, so building out a custom admin panel for a Flash component can be trickier than doing the same thing for a jQuery component. The benefits of Flash are that you certainly can gain a “wow” factor that jQuery can lack, but just keep in mind the con’s before you rush gung-ho into it.
i was thinking about enhancing some elements like titles/thumbnails/images
no backend work required since it should work by simply setting class attribute on
selected elements and then jquery would take care of the transformation.