Lesson Resources – Auto-Loading Sounds

It’s true: guidelines for good web design suggest that it’s not good to have a sound automatically load along with the rest of your website. It’s the reason we’ve turned off YouTube’s “auto-load featured video” option on our YouTube site, and recommend that other users do it as well. Having rich content load automatically when a user lands on a website also hurts users in areas with low bandwidth. Here are some tips on how to support those with low bandwidth.

For more tips on good web design, we recommend the websites of industry favorites Jakob Nielsen and Jeffrey Zeldman.