[thelist] Using audio on websites

Shawn K. Quinn skquinn at speakeasy.net
Sat Nov 19 10:45:16 CST 2005

On Fri, 2005-11-18 at 18:41 -0800, bill wrote:
> I just took on a site design for a band, which will include being able to
> sample their music. This is a first-time task for me. I looked at a couple
> of sites where you'd click on a title and QT opened and played the song;
> looked pretty yucky. Is there a way to do this so that the music will play
> in the background or the player will be embedded in a page that retains the
> look-and-feel of the site? 

Myself, I happen think the embedded players "look pretty yucky" and much
prefer that audio and video clips are handed off to an application that
I choose to handle them. I've lost count of the number of times that
there was audio and video on a site I had trouble accessing, usually
made by from someone who subscribes to the duck-tape-Javascript-and
Flash school of Web authoring.

I would strongly advise against using Flash, whatever you do.

Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at speakeasy.net>

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