Dear – Web Page Background Music Makes Me a Sad Panda

Read via Jason Landridge’s blog that got a makeover, so I headed over to check it out.

Looks nice, but background music starts playing as soon as the page loads, and I couldn’t see any way to turn it off. Repeated jabs of the ESC key did nothing, meaning it’s probably Flash or something.

I HATE web pages that start playing music, and then, worse, don’t let me easily turn off the sound.

All of that led me to flee the site, post a comment on Jason’s blog, and then write this post. I didn’t even stick around long enough to see if the page has an RSS feed (if it doesn’t, that’s two strikes against whoever did the redesign! Scoble would say they should be fired! :-)).

I’m stupefied that someone in 2006 thought it would be a good idea to do that. Have you ever met someone that DOESN’T hate music on web pages? I mean, it was cool in 1997, but so was Third Eye Blind.

BTW, I intentionally did not make a hyperlink – go there on your own if you must. But consider yourself warned.


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