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Auto-play Music On Websites

So the other day I was browsing some portfolio websites and several of them had music that was on auto-play when you’d visit their website. Most of the ones I came across had a pretty obvious button to either stop the music or turn it down, compared to making you have to mute your computer or close the webpage to stop the noise. I know that there are some people who absolutely hate auto-play on websites and it causes them to close the site immediately. I know auto-play is pretty popular for individual Tumblr pages, but I am wondering if it’s considered “professional” to have music playing on webpages such as portfolios. Personally I enjoy hearing the music and it gives me more of a feel of the personality of the webpage depending on the type of music. Not to mention if I really hate the song I can¬†conveniently¬†move my cursor a few inches to turn it off or just mute my computer (though they really should have a pause/stop button). I understand how certain music could get really bothersome, but I personally just don’t see why people get so upset over the use of auto-play on websites.

 

Here are 2 sites that have music on them & use autoplay:

http://www.iestudio.co.il/en/portfolio.html

http://www.insidepiet.com/v2/

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