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Chris Coyier

I’ve been in this situation before for sure and usually end up with making sure the links to the downloable files are behind a protected area and are obscure enough hopefully people won’t be able to find them otherwise. Not ideal though…

I imagine .htaccess stuff is the way to truly protect the files, but usually that involves nasty browser-level login/password windows. There is definitely a clean way to do this though, or at least I would think there is, I just don’t know what it is exactly.