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    May 02, 2011

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    Inspired by christy

    OK, here's my opinion....I hate music on sites also! I always turn the music off no matter what it is, just my personal preference. BUT I believe most people are expecting photography sites to have music and since the majority of people are emotionally driven I have music on my site to promote an energetic atmosphere. On my splash page though I post a warning that music will automatically begin when entering my site so they do have a little "heads-up"!

    virginia smith

    This is such good information to think about when setting up a website. I am hoping to get our website online by May 15 and today I will take off the music beforehand. My daughter offers stop motion videos set to music for engagement shoots so that would stand out more without site music.

    Chris

    So with you on that! I HATE when a site automatically starts playing music. I'm not a fan of popular music and who wants to listen to generic techno or what have you.

    Love your idea about suggesting music for a slide show or gallery and encouraging your guests to turn it on. Much better and very polite.

    Chung

    I agree with everything you've stated here and, if anything, I don't think you were emphatic enough. It is BEYOND annoying!

    Rhonda

    Totally agree. I sit with my laptop in the evenings while we (dh and I) watch TV. I hate it when I'm surfing and BLAST. So annoying. Maybe it's enough to convince him to take the music off our site. Ugh.

    Wendy Fisher

    Ugh. No, I don't think you're over sensitive about it. I hate it too.

    Nicole Voth

    Here - here!

    Jessica

    You know what I was thinking about - I'm not so sure that our customers just expect music on our sites. I think that as photographers we tend to visit so many OTHER photographer sites (the competition, friends, for inspiration) and we get so used to the music. But I think that most consumers don't assume we'll have music. And I'm not opposed to music in select areas - especially when it is it optional. But I think my issue is being hit with the music as soon as the site loads and with no notice and sometimes, no easy quick way to turn it off.

    Jessica Grieves

    This is no longer my active email address. Email sent to the account is forwarded to my new address but I encourage you to update your address book. Im using a less spam friendly email address now as this provider tends to have problems with accounts getting hacked quite frequently and I get a lot of spam on this domain too.

    Jessica Grieves

    This is no longer my active email address. Email sent to the account is forwarded to my new address but I encourage you to update your address book. Im using a less spam friendly email address now as this provider tends to have problems with accounts getting hacked quite frequently and I get a lot of spam on this domain too.

    Jessica Grieves

    This is no longer my active email address. Email sent to the account is forwarded to my new address but I encourage you to update your address book. Im using a less spam friendly email address now as this provider tends to have problems with accounts getting hacked quite frequently and I get a lot of spam on this domain too.

    Jessica Grieves

    This is no longer my active email address. Email sent to the account is forwarded to my new address but I encourage you to update your address book. Im using a less spam friendly email address now as this provider tends to have problems with accounts getting hacked quite frequently and I get a lot of spam on this domain too.

    Jessica Grieves

    This is no longer my active email address. Email sent to the account is forwarded to my new address but I encourage you to update your address book. Im using a less spam friendly email address now as this provider tends to have problems with accounts getting hacked quite frequently and I get a lot of spam on this domain too.

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