Category Archives: Web Design

Audio players for websites in June 2009 RAP

Flash Audio Player

This month we take a look at several embedded audio players for use in HTML websites, as well as for those based on blogging software like WordPress. Nearly all of these players require MP3-formatted audio players to work, although some will play other formats as well. The players themselves are based on Adobe’s Flash technology combined with some Java scripting.

The reason for this is simple; nearly 97% of all online users have Adobe’s Flash player already installed on their computers, and almost all modern browsers know how to handle javascript properly. Using Flash insures that your clients will be able to hear your demos without the annoyance of having to stop and install yet another plug-in in their web browser.

SEO for VO in May 2009 issue of RAP

In the upcoming issue of Radio & Production magazine, I’ve explained the basics of SEO and how it can help clients find you. More importantly, I show you how joining and participating in social networks increases your visibility on the interwebz, which can be good for your business.

In short, you need good content and good participation from other sites (in other words, incoming links) to get good results from Google. Got that? Good.

The website is the blog is the website is the blog…

I’ve been experimenting with this blog and blogging software for a few months now, and it has some significant advantages over using html, Dreamweaver, and that lot. The main advantage is ease of maintenance, and how quick it is to update the content.

The more I have experimented with WordPress software and the page structure, the more I see how the old code-it-directly-in-html or fire-up-the-huge-Dreamweaver-program model may have become unnecessary. This new blogging software is faster, easier, and seems to let me create the same stuff I used to have in straight html.

So with that, I can tell you that it’s now official and permanent… acmevoiceworx-dot-com is now powered by WordPress and is now Web 2.0-compliant, whatever that means. I’ll have more to say about this experience a bit later, promise.

Hope you like the new look and organization. It’s far more organized than anything else in my life.