Putting Sound on your Web Site - Part 2

Written by John Rickey

Continued from page 1

Wave Wave files, although large in file size, can still be used on web sites. A web designer may want to person to speak"Hello" or some phrase when a button is pressed. This can done with a wave file. Providedrepparttar wave file is less than a second this may provide a file size of about 10k. You can download a free demo of programs like Cool Edit Pro or Cakewalk to recordrepparttar 134653 wave file. (The demo will not save nor print though.) After recordingrepparttar 134654 file, you need to changerepparttar 134655 sampling rate to about 11khz and use an 8 bit resolution in mono. This greatly reducesrepparttar 134656 file size but compromises a bit on quality. Songs can alternatively be saved inrepparttar 134657 real audio format as an'.ra' file as mentioned above. There are other ways to record wave such as Beatnik, Windows Media Technology to name a few but I have focused here onrepparttar 134658 most popular.

Sun's ".au" Files Many web designers are now using java applets and scripts onrepparttar 134659 web. Most applets userepparttar 134660 .au format to put sound files intorepparttar 134661 applets. There is often a chance to customize sounds inrepparttar 134662 applet's parameter tags. It is important though in many applets to use a sampling rate of 8k when saving repparttar 134663 .au file. Otherwiserepparttar 134664 sound will not work inrepparttar 134665 applet. The new swing jar java is opening up new sample rates. I will talk focus on making MIDI for your web site next.

John Rickey is an experienced MIDI arranger. He graduated from University of Toronto with a degree in music and has worked from studio recordings to Movies with his arranging. You can contact him at kingskid@netrover.com or visit his MIDI Design Site at http//www.scugog-net.com/room108/midi/container.html

Bad Web Design: Advertising Mistakes

Written by Richard Lowe

Continued from page 1

Pornographic ads (unless your site is a pornographic site) - You want to chase away your visitors fast, then include pornographic ads. Yeah, you might get a few dollars from them, but you will lose visitors and your site will not be "family safe", which can be important.

Gambling ads - I understand that these advertisements may berepparttar only things (besides pornography) that people will click on nowadays, but quite a few people do not want to be exposed to these things. I believe that these kinds of advertisements will cause you to loose a large amount of traffic.

Web sites that are just advertisements - I suppose there is a place for brochures or full site advertisements, but I personally hitrepparttar 134652 back key as soon as I run into one of these. I want content. If I wanted this many advertisements I'd buy a magazine or look inrepparttar 134653 classified section ofrepparttar 134654 newspaper.

Any large graphic advertisements. Remember one ofrepparttar 134655 very important things in web design is load time. Your site must load fast. If you include large graphic ads you are increase your load times.

Sites which are just lists of pay-surf, MLM or other money making schemes. There is nothing wrong with include some pay-surf or MLM ads here and there on your site. Including a section on these programs is also fine. But come on, please put some real content there also. Otherwise people will hitrepparttar 134656 back key fast and never come back.

Brochures - I've seen a large number of web sites in my days, and one ofrepparttar 134657 ones that I click out ofrepparttar 134658 fastest is one that looks like a brochure. It feels just like someone tookrepparttar 134659 company brochure and converted it to web format. What on earth makes companies think these are of value to anyone?

Popup Windows - If you do a survey of web surfers, you will find that these are amongrepparttar 134660 most hated "features" that exist. No one likes pop up windows, and if your site has too many of them you will loose visitors fast. Oh, you may get a few more clicks or signups for your newsletter, butrepparttar 134661 amount of time your visitors remain on your site will be limited and of less quality.

900 Numbers - Sites which advertise 900 numbers (a) don't work, and (b) clutter uprepparttar 134662 web needlessly. My advice is to find something better to do.

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