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Chapter 1. The Art of Sound Design > Adding sound effects

1.4. Adding sound effects

There are several options for embedding sound effects in your web page. One of the more popular effects is a button rollover. Flash, Shockwave, Beatnik, and JavaScript all allow for interactive mouse rollover sounds. However, JavaScript is by far the easiest to implement, as it does not require plug-ins and works seamlessly on most browsers.

There are many JavaScripts available at shareware sites such as http://www.webcoder.com/ and http://www.javascripts.com/. Here is a script by Nick Heinle, author of Designing with JavaScript (O'Reilly), that plays a sound when you click on a link:


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