Writing for the Web

Creating: Add Media Elements

Web sites allow you to use a wider range of media elements than print documents. You can insert a sound file or video clip into your Web page, for example. You can even add links to spreadsheets or Powerpoint presentations. Although the size (in kilobytes—and often in megabytes) of some media files works against including them in your site, they can prove to be far more effective than a static image or a text-based description.

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