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Sound mouse-over ticks



10:23 pm on Mar 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

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hello...I was thinking about adding a minor mouse-over tick sound to my home page only. My website has kind of a 'control panel' layout and it would be a neat little addition sound wise.

The only issue is...think this will affect my search engine position adding the small tick sound ? the file size will be very small.

I work with an html editor only. So the mention of particular tags to use would be great.

basically I already have the 'Buttons' changing color when moused-over. Now I just need to add the tick sound.

also, should this audio be added through CSS or just on the main index.html page ?

Any help on exactly how to set it up is much appreciated.



11:47 pm on Mar 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Personally I would find that annoying. I've turned off all sound on XP except fail alerts. I would guess that a javascript would do this handily.

travelin cat

3:01 pm on Mar 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator travelin_cat is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Gotta agree with Tangor on this. I hate sounds coming from a web page, especially when I have my headphones on and cranked up then BOOM.... that site is now dead to me.

That being said, I can't see how adding a sound to your site would affect your rankings, if people come back after finding you, that's another thing.


3:00 pm on Mar 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I think that most will agree that sound effects on websites are very annoying. I hate it as well.

Except for small "tick" sounds that are barely audible. I think those are a tad neat and add a level of depth to a site if done right and not added site wide.

I guess im looking for a mouse-over sound effect javascript code then.. any ideas of a good / basic one ? (i already have the 1/4 of a second "tick" sound effect file)