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Music on Websites. Is it a bad thing?


Lucian 5 562
24 Apr 2012 11:10AM
I have just created a new website for my wedding photography and i have added music to it. Do you think having music on a website is a bad thing.

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darranl 5 318 England
24 Apr 2012 11:12AM
If I visit any web site that starts playing music as I get there I will close that page immediately.
cattyal Plus
9 6.6k 6 England
24 Apr 2012 11:19AM
I hate music on websites but will usually just turn the sound off first and then discover that I may as well have closed the page anyway Smile
AlanPerkins 9 491 England
24 Apr 2012 11:20AM

Quote:If I visit any web site that starts playing music as I get there I will close that page immediately.

I second that.
keithh Plus
11 23.6k 33 Wallis And Futuna
24 Apr 2012 11:31AM
Music on websites is for american Shitz Tsu breeders.
scartlane 4 68 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 11:32AM
3rded.
shouldnt ever be done imo.
heres a good article on why.

http://www.zigpress.com/2009/10/30/10-reasons-websites-should-not-play-music/

Im sure if you google there are many many other good articles that can help too.
digicammad 11 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 11:33AM

Quote:I second that.


Thirded, but no doubt Lucian will tell us that his customer base loves it and wants more stuff, including flashing animated gifs.
CathyT 9 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 11:49AM
and so modest in the 'about me' section.Wink
Fishnet 10 5.0k 5 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 11:57AM
Just checked out your website and I was listening to the radio on iPlayer on my PC and I could find no way at all to shut your music off, I'd never return to any website that did that.
24 Apr 2012 11:59AM
Don't worry I didn't notice the music, I was too busy wondering why you constantly cut off people's, kilts/feet/etc leaving fresh air/ugly signage etc above their head. Are you thinking of taking this up professionally?
digicammad 11 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 12:01PM
ROTFL!!!
lobsterboy Plus
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 12:01PM

Quote:I'd never return to any website that did that.

me neither
StuartAt Plus
10 1.1k 8 England
24 Apr 2012 12:25PM
I also have a problem with any site that automatically plays content with any type of sound (unless I have specifically requested it to do so). In a modern browser with multiple tabs, it can be really irritating trying to find the one that is causing the noise!
whipspeed Plus
10 4.1k 22 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 12:37PM
LOL @ Pat!

As for the music, I'd go for bagpipes Wink
ade_mcfade Plus
11 15.2k 216 England
24 Apr 2012 12:58PM
wow - I need to get me a website like that Smile

I do have "youtube" videos which have music, but they are not automatically opened when you enter the site - that does my head in, and used to be very embarrassing when I had an office job..


also - why does it open a new TAB every time you click on a menu item?

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