An acknowledgment of ‘bandwidth issues’ should not prevent designers from utilising audio in a majority of web projects.
- Richer forms of content provide many benefits - not the least of which is enhancing the user experience.
- Richer content is particularly relevant when viewing the internet upon mobile devices, all of which feature excellent audio capabilities.
- Many websites are ostensibly improved when audio is meaningfully integrated into the design concept. But how to use it effectively and minimise any potential bandwidth constraints?
Read on for 3 quick tips when using audio in web design.
1. Ensure your audio can play on as many web browsers as possible.
There are several ways to embed a sound in a web page. Some are better than others.
2. Stay alert to file sizes and optimise your audio files.
For bandwidth savings, don’t automatically download audio files until requested.
3. Don’t auto-play - play only when a link is clicked. This respects visitors who may not want to hear music at that time.
Audio is a great addition to your next web project.
Consider this - the most effective communication always involves both sight and sound.
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