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Author: Arran Schlosberg | Website: http://

The aim of this flash file is to send the user to the flash version of the site when it loads. If the user does not have the Flash Plugin then obviously it won't work and the meta tag will take over and go to the non-flash site. In a new flash file, edit the size of the movie (Ctrl+M or Modify>Movie). Change the width and height both to 18, the smallest possible size.

In the first frame, in the actions tab, add:

Get URL ("url_for_the_flash_file")

Place the SWF file into the same document as the meta tag and save as the default file (index.html) and voila, a fail-safe Flash Plugin detector.

Whichever version of Flash you design the .swf file in, will be the lowest version required to view your Flash site. Too easy!!!

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2000-09-15
Rating: 9 Votes: 328
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» Author
Arran Schlosberg is a web site & graphics designer, designing Flash movies for use in web sites, multimedia presentations & advertisments. He also designs company logos & static graphics, using Flash, Photoshop & Generator.
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