Kindof getting desperate looking for some direction on this - basically, i’ve been putting together Flash ads for a while (MPUs, banners, skyscrapers, etc…) and as clients are becoming more demanding the filesizes are going up and up. Problem is, many of the sites these get hosted on state a 30kb maximum initial load for the creative, allowing you to call in your full-size creative when the full page has finished loading (‘polite’). Previously i’ve accomplished this with the DoubleClick components but, ‘credit-crunch’ and all, we’re no longer using them to serve our files.
My question is, how would I go about achieving this in Flash without using their components? Is this a function I can build into my flash ads myself? Do I just need to get the ad to detect when the host page has finished loading then call-in/replace itself with the new, full-weight creative? Arg…i’m on deadline here and i’m stuck! Any ideas?