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  • Testing for Flash

    Is it possible to determine whether the user has Flash Player installed, and what level?

    I would like to use more Flash, adding extra layers of functionality and design, but not to leave anyone out.

    I would also consider HTML or Javascript, if anything works really well.

  • #2
    Something to bear in mind when you are thinking of using flash is that it does not have great accessibility compliance so usually a combination would be good (remember the splash pages giving an HTML/Flash option). Either that or wait for HTML5
    Interesting, let me think on this....... to the think tank!


    • #3
      There are also scripts to determine whether flash player is installed and what version it is. As Ed says accessibility can be a problem but as long as you manually impliment your own accessibility features it is possible to comply with guidelines and use flash .
      David Smith
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