Thad Allender[1. Original designer of the theme this site uses], a reasonable pertinacious shacker[2. Shooter/hacker, duh.] who happens to know some shit about WordPress, has some advice most of you would ignore so I’m just going to point one, that should have been on top of the list:
10. Don’t use Flash
Learn by doing, listen by observing, but be great by implementing, at least for once. I promise you won’t regret it.