Chapter 5

Embedding Media

Chapter 4 was all about adding text content to your web pages, but now it’s time to put the “multi” in “multimedia” with pictures, sound, and motion.

The very first image appeared on the Web in 1992 and they’ve been with us ever since. It wasn’t long before people started finding ways to put audio and video online too, but there has always been one primary obstacle: web browsers couldn’t play them. Although the browsers could handle ordinary static images natively, additional plug-in applications were required to handle richer media. That’s changing in HTML5. You’ll meet the audio and video elements in this chapter, ...

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