Music HTML Technique
Adding music can be tricking and effect browsers in many
different way. If you want to support Netscape and IE in all their versions
that does not require a plug-in or display controls enter this code at the
bottom of your html, but before the </body>. Replace the .mid file
with your music in both places. Both lines are need to support Netscape and
IE. Users can stop the music by hitting the browser stop button.
<p><embed src="jubilee.mid" width="2"
height="0" autostart="true" loop="true">
<bgsound src="jubilee.mid" loop=infinite></noembed></p>
If you want the user to click on a link to play music try this.
<p><a href="jubilee.mid">Click to play Jubilee.</a></p>
Click to play Jubilee. (Press stop on
your browser to stop the music already playing from the above code. Then
click on the link.)
Good examples of music:
"Learn to Draw"
by my daughter Janelle Rury. She won 3rd place in 6th grade last year for a National Contest
called Thinkquest Jr. She incorporated music on most of her pages. You can
listen to music while learning to draw.
"Karen's Poem Page"
by my sister Karen (Rury) George. Pick one of the poetry buttons and you
can listen to music while reading poetry.
1) Don't use music on a page unless someone will be
on that page for a while. If your main page is just a menu to other pages
then the music will stop and start every time they come back to the page.
2) Keep the music short and repeat in a loop so the download time is reasonable. People come to your page to find content not listen to music.
I choose not to include music on my genealogy pages.
3) Put the sound at the bottom of the HTML so the content gets a chance
to load first.
4) Get approval to use the music if it is copyrighted. My daughter
searched the web and found music she liked and then wrote the person for
permission to use. She also gave credit to the person on her credits page.
5) There are other methods like using a plug-in called Crescendo.
They take up space and requires other's to download these