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Daniel Israel
12-22-2008, 08:19 PM
I'm not sure where this goes, so I'm taking a guess... :)

I have a site that someone created in Flash. Works great. The owner (my client) has asked me to create a non-Flash version for people who don't have or don't want to use Flash. Of course it's less flashy (pun intended), but that's OK. What I need now is a way to give the user the option to enter the Flash or the non-Flash version of the site...

Is there some standard way to do this? I think there's a couple aspects to this:

1. Give user option to enter either site
2. If user enters Flash site and doesn't have Flash, tries to get them to install it (or sends them back to non-flash site)

Any help/pointers are appreciated... I'm just not a Flash guy. Thanks!

12-22-2008, 09:28 PM
I have a post in my signature called Embed Flash Properly, and it will direct you to a method that makes it easy to serve up supplemental content. It can also try to detect, install, and upgrade Flash if needed. That is the best method that I've found.

Daniel Israel
12-23-2008, 07:04 PM
Thanks! Works great!