There are various ways to add audio (voiceover and/or music) to your website. Here are three popular options:
You can add the desired audio file to your website using a widget, which according to Wikipedia is "a small application that can be installed and executed within a web page by an end user". The widget can play the desired audio file when the website visitor clicks the Play button, or automatically when the page loads.
Adding a widget is simple. First, order a voiceover or music for your website, and upload the audio file to your web host. Then go to a widget supplier page such as Yahoo Widgets. Search for an MP3 player, type in the audio file’s URL, and configure any other available settings. Finally, copy the widget code and paste it in the desired webpage.
You can order a spokestoon to place on your website – an animated character that speaks to your website visitors. The wide variety of available spokestoons allows you to choose a character voice that reflects your website’s purpose (medical, technical, travel, beauty, etc) and adds personality and interest to your website.
One example of a spokestoon service is SitePal.
Even if you are not technically minded, you can easily add the desired audio to your website by editing your site’s HTML code. First, order a voiceover or music for your website, and upload the audio file to your web host. Then do one of the following:
- Add the following code to your webpage’s HTML to make the audio file play once, automatically:
<BGSOUND SRC="example.wav" LOOP=0>
- Or add the following code to your webpage’s HTML to make the audio file play when the visitor clicks the link “Click here to hear the audio file”:
<A HREF="example.wav"> Click here to hear the audio file.</A>
There are many more ways of adding audio to your website through the HTML code, but these are the simplest.
Article by Victoria Feinerman