if you go to the link for the swfobject2 generator, look for the section ( the 4th box) in the generator. this is the 'Alternative content' section.
you will place here the code for whatever contnet you want to show if flash can not be played. it can be an image ( inside 'img' tag), text, divs, whatever. you have to design your content as if the swf was not there, and just place all of that code in this alternative content section.
So i would need to put several images (with links) in place of the flash buttons.
In dreamweaver would i simply place the alternative buttons under the swf buttons ? and they will ONLY be visible if the flash content isn't ?
you would set up your file , and code it, as if there was no flash.
make what ever buttons, links, and whatever else you need to enable your visitors to navigate your site as if there was no flash present. this will be your 'alternative content' in case they don't see the flash buttons.
your site's buttons link to other html pages, so that is what your html buttons would like wise link to as well - the same pages and links as do the flash buttons.
quote: " ..Do i leave all the setting as standard apart from the name and size ?.."
if you mean the swfobject2 generator, you can leave everything else as is, but DO add the alternative content.
no, you are not understanding at all. there is no doubling of templates or anything like that at all.
you have a swf, and it is for a button . you need to ALSO add the 'alternative content' code for a non-swf button in the same embed code. using the swfobject generator makes this process almost foolproof. see this image. it is the total code generated for your home button swf -a 185 x 30 swf named 'assets/other/btn_home.swf".
the highlighted code is the most basic html code for a link to your Home page..
if the browser doesn not show the swf, then it will show this code instead.