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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetProgramming & Design · 1 decade ago

How come there are not any flash templates for joomla?

At least flash banners for joomla.

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Having a flash-based template would be difficult in Joomla (or in any type of CMS) because Flash is a proprietary binary format. A Flash-based layout typically tries to contain all the data internally (although it doesn't have to)

    Content management systems like Joomla work in an entirely different way. The layout is usually stored as a database or css entry, and the data is all stored in a database. The CMS dynamically creates each page as needed based on the layout and the data.

    It would be possible to create a Flash-based CMS, but I wouldn't recommend it, as the Flash format is problematic for web development:

    o Data is stored in binary format

    o Data is difficult to change dynamically

    o Page is no longer readable by search engines

    o People with screen readers will not be able to use your page

    o Most of the page layout problems in traditional HTML have been solved with CSS / XHTML.

    The only significant advantages of Flash as a web design tool are these:

    o The ability to embed custom fonts

    o Ease of mp3 / video embedding

    o Power as a gaming engine

    In those cases, it's better to use Flash as a component inside a larger layout.

    You could certainly write a plugin to add Flash banners for Joomla. As far as Joomla is concerned, a Flash .swf file is really not much different than a .gif or .jpg, except you need a more specialized tag to place it in the page.

    Good Luck!

    Source(s): PHP5 / MySQL Programming for the Absolute Beginner (author) XHTML / CSS All in One for Dummies (author) Flash Game Programming for Dummies (author)
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  • 1 decade ago

    Joomla doesn't have everything. Ask for it or upload banners yourself.

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