View Full Version : Detect if Flash Player is Installed
02-06-2005, 11:17 PM
I think it would be nice to know in the system stats whether people have flash player installed on their computer or not. Even though it's taken for granted that most people do, there are a few who don't, and it could help webmasters know that their flash-based or flash-involved site is getting out to all users.
02-16-2005, 08:04 AM
great idea :)
05-06-2008, 05:25 AM
05-06-2008, 11:07 AM
Design your site so it will not rely on flash. Assume a lot of visitors will not have flash installed. Or don't like flash. For instance at work I installed Firefox and it has been impossible to install the plugin for flash. No amount of trying to get it has worked. Whether is security issues on my office computer I don't know, I don't have time to tinker.
Search engines cannot index flash sites as such, unless built in a very specific way where the text content is external to the swf files and accessible. Typical flash is just like an image - no content for robots at all.
You really owe it to yourself and everybody to offer a non-flash version.
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