Dear Amy: I'm learning HTML to build Web pages, but I want to know if there is a way to easily embed videos and music. Also, is there a good place that hosts Web sites and offers domain names for free? — Mike, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Dear Mike: You can add multimedia to your Web site using the HTML <EMBED> tag. Depending on what type of file you add, a different media player plug-in will be used to play the file. For example, a mov file requires the QuickTime plug-in. Using the different attributes of the <EMBED> tag, your code will tell the browser where to find the media file, whether the file will automatically play and more. To learn how to use the <EMBED> tag, check out www.html-reference.com/EMBED.asp. If you need help setting up your code, try using the embedded media HTML generator at http://cit.ucsf.edu/embedmedia/step1.php.
Your second question is a tough one! If you want your own domain name, you'll need to purchase one. However, a lot of free Web hosts will let you have your own subdomain. For a list of recommended free Web hosts, try visiting www.free-webhosts.com/best-free-webhosts.php.
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