Hi, I need advice when building a theme. I need all the theme that I create to be extensible and can be easily modified for a new project in the future. So to achieve this to start with a good approach and use the right plugins.
Let's start with approaches. What are some best practices that you do when you create a theme for Thematic? Do you re-use your old CSS and functions(functions.php)? or code it from scratch?
for the Plugins. In web 2.0 there are plenty of repeating objects that you can usually see on each Website. For example, your rotating Header that fades or slide, The Gallery that displays thumb and large version, the contact form. like I need some suggestions on what plugins you usually use and re-use on your projects. I'm interested of rotating images (for the Header) and Gallery.
I need a plugin suggestions for the Headers, Gallery, and Contact form. The plugin needs to be easy to manage where users can easily manage the images for the header or gallery, and user can also add his custom fields for the contact form.