on the web (assessment 3)
lot of people really dislike sound on websites, and I'm one
of them. In particular, sounds that play automatically when
a page is visited, especially if it can't be turned off, will
annoy the beegeebies out of your visitors.
are also issues about cross-platform and browser performance.
Some formats won't play on Mac, some require particular Plug-Ins
you have to use sound as one of the elements for this assessment
though, we can't avoid it.
preferred option is to simply link to an mp3 within your site
that will play in just about anyone's default media player on
almost any web-enable computer (apart from people in offices
whose computers often deliberately don't have sound cards/speakers).
to be respectful of other people's copyright and only use their
files as per the terms on their site.
you're interested in making your own music for your site, that's
great - but be mindful of the fact that's not really part of
this unit, so get your site built first and then I'm happy to
point you in the direction of resources to help you make music.
places you can download sounds and/or music to use for your
lot of these sites have spammy pop-up ads. Shouldn't be too
much of a problem on the school Macs, but at home, be aware
that this could be a security issue. You should regularly scan
any PC for spyware with a free program such as AdAware