Flurry

Description

Flurry adds a falling snow effect to your WordPress site. It uses the Flurry jQuery plugin to create the effect. See an example.

The Flurry jQuery plugin takes advantage of CSS transforms, CSS transitions and requestAnimationFrame to provide smooth animation for modern browsers. It uses unicode characters as snowflakes, with no dependencies on images or CSS files. Polyfills are automatically provided for requestAnimationFrame and CSS transitions (falling back to setInterval and jQuery’s .animate() feature respectively) for excellent browser compatibility. See the Flurry website for more information.

Screenshots

  • All of the available settings for Flurry

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin to your site’s plugins directory, or search for “Flurry” on the “Plugins > Add New” menu in WordPress and install it
  2. Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress
  3. After activation, if you want to adjust settings, go to the “Flurry” settings page under the “Appearance” menu in WordPress.

FAQ

How do I change the animation speed/number of snowflakes on the page/how far the snowflakes fall/etc.?

Go to the “Flurry” settings page under the “Appearance” menu in WordPress and modify the settings. Each setting has a description of what it does.

Does this impact the performance of my website?

Yes, of course, in the sense that it adds another JavaScript file to download and that elements are being animated on the page. However, great care has been taken with the Flurry jQuery plugin to ensure the best possible browser performance so your site visitors have a negligible performance impact.

Will this work OK in browser X?

Probably, but very old browsers may have poor performance (or not work at all). See the Flurry website for more information on browser compatibility.

How to I set this to only run during a certain date range?

That feature is not currently available. When you no longer want the falling snow effect, go to the “Plugins” menu in WordPress and deactivate the plugin. Your settings will be saved unless you delete the plugin.

Is there a version that doesn’t require jQuery?

Not currently, although a vanilla JS version may be available in the future.

Reviews

Subtle & good performace

Good choice if your boss insists on decorating EVERYTHING around Christmas, even your website… subtle and graceful, with just enough options for tuning to your needs. When if comes to the performance it has minimal impact.

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Contributors & Developers

“Flurry” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.0

  • Initial release to WordPress.org plugin repository

0.3

  • First public release