[thelist] problems with music into a website

Andy Budd andy at message.uk.com
Mon Apr 26 03:59:14 CDT 2004

Why not inform the client that many people listen to music while 
surfing, and websites that suddenly start playing music can be really 

I often have 10 or more tabs open at any one time, so whenever a site 
has music I have to play hunt the annoying site in my browser to turn 
the dammed thing off. More often than not I'll close the site down than 
actually look for the music off switch. In my experience, sites that 
have to fall back on gimmicks like music usually do so because they are 
poorly conceived, poorly designed or lacking in any useful content. Not 
always the case, but more often than not. I have music aversion like 
many people have banner, pop-up, frames or flash aversion. I'd be 
interested if anybody has any hard facts about peoples perception of 
sites that use music.


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