Multimedia Web sites are all around you.  Society depends on information and the Web is an effective way to present it.

1. By providing a consistent, user-friendly

interface, the Web browser makes information easily accessible to the multitudes. 2. Adding multimedia to Web sites makes the content accessible, as well as interactive and fun.

“Multimedia-based Web sites are more interactive and more fun than static sites.”


Evolution of Multimedia for the Web The Internet grew out of a project called ARPANET in the 1960s  Internet became a network of networks that connects millions of computers and people around the globe  The WWW (or Web) permits the distribution and sharing of information around the globe in 1991  The first graphical-user interface Web browser called Mosaic was released in 1993  .

Browsers enable the distribution and sharing of information around the world. .

Multimedia…  In generic sense.  Music clips from an online music store  Interactive games on the Web  Products & services offered at an e-commerce Web site . multimedia is simply the use of more than one media element.

sound. and video.Web-based Multimedia…  Web-based multimedia is defined as an online. interactive experience that incorporates two or media elements including text. graphics. animation. .

 Any online system that integrates text with other elements graphics audio virtual reality text animation video .

. which gives the user some control over the content. Interactivity  A fundamental feature of most Web-based multimedia is interactivity.  Integration  Integration is achieved by digitizing different media elements and then manipulating them with computer software.

 Interactive multimedia enables the user to directly respond to and control any or all of the media elements at the Web site. .

keyboard commands. text boxes. drop-down list boxes. check boxes. and drag-and-drop functionality . radio or option buttons. menus. user-friendly stimuli are important  Use of hyperlinks. Using forms to add interactivity  Interactivity is created within the form when users are given choices  Intuitive. buttons and icons.

 Working with media elements that have been digitized means that the media elements have been captured in a code the computer can understand. .

 Integrating digitized elements  Digitized --.the media elements have been captured in a code the computer can understand  People can send and receive media elements across networks  Developers can create and modify elements using a number of ways  Users can interact and control these media elements for greater personalization .

Linear vs. as well as what point they enter and exit a Web site  there is no established or predefined order. offers user interactivity via a navigation system to control progress as used with a computer game or used in self-paced computer based training . Nonlinear Multimedia  Linear – users start at the beginning and progress through a set sequence of events until they reach the end  active content progresses without any navigational control for the viewer such as a cinema presentation  Nonlinear – users have more control over what they are interested in pursuing.

and kinesthetic) Provides an excellent way to convey content Uses a variety of media elements to reinforce one idea Activates multiple senses creating rich experiences Gives life to flat information Enhances user enjoyment Improves retention Enables users to control Web experiences . auditory.Benefits of Using Web-based Multimedia         Addresses multiple learning styles (visual.

increase efficiency and improve sales. that wish to sell products or services online. E-commerce  The Web caused a revolution in the way most companies do business.  It is about using technology to streamline business.  E-commerce involves using the Web to serve clients and customers and is one way to provide solutions for companies. 1. .Multimedia Categories  Multimedia Web sites offer a variety of applications to a range of industries. small or large.

Setting up your business on the Web Giving potential customers access to your Web site Allowing them to pursue a virtual catalog of your products or services Allowing them to add the products to their virtual shopping cart Calculating the customer’s total Securing the information securely .

 It is about using technology to deliver training or instruction delivered over the Internet using a Web browser.  Businesses around the globe are using Webbased training programs to prepare workers effectively and efficiency. .2. Web-based Training & Distance Learning  The Web offers many options for delivering and receiving education over a distance.

Freedom of location Open entry/open exit Self-paced instruction Immediate feedback & assessment Simulated experiences Varied learning environments .

encyclopedias.3.  The main consideration is to make it easy for the user to find the desired information as well as to use other multimedia elements. . books.  These represent “electronic” versions of existing research and reference materials. newspapers. Research and Reference  Today. newsletters. magazines. and other reference materials are being offered online via the Web.

Making it easy for users to find the desired information Providing the users a wealth of information Enhancing the user experience multimedia elements effectively Crossreferencing Expanded search capabilities Multisensory experiences .

obstacles are encountered.  Many of these Web sites are designed to educate as well as entertain. and goals are achieved.  These sites offer multilevel. Entertainment and Games  Web-based multimedia makes a significant impact on Web game and entertainment sites. multiplayer entertainment that simulates real or imaginary worlds in which characters are controlled. .4.

Puzzles Cards Trivia Action Tutorial .

. thus more opportunities for individuals with these skills are varied. consumers are demanding a wider variety of interactive Web-based multimedia products and services.  Industries must employ people who can help them deliver the Web presence consumers want.Careers in Web-based Multimedia  As more industries are discovering the value of and creative uses for the Web.

negotiation skills.Management skills. knowledge of copyright and other laws. understanding of Webbased multimedia tools. human resource skills  Executive Producer  Project Manager . Management-related positions --.1. high-level communication skills. the ability to see the big picture.

2.Skills in markup. Production-related positions --. Web developer. and Web-based multimedia authoring programs. programming languages. Web master . artistic talent and a good understanding of design. scripting. good communication skills. excellent graphic and typography skills. expertise with Web-based multimedia programs and creation tools  Computer programmer  Audio specialist  Video specialist  Web designer.

Good graphic editing skills.3. Art-related positions --. a talent for layout and design. expertise in working with various drawing and paint programs. a basic knowledge of Web authoring tools  Animation specialist  Art director  Graphic artist/designer  Interface designer  Photographer  Videographer .

4. editing.Excellent writing. and planning skills. attention to details  Content specialist  Instructional specialist  Writers/editors . Content-related positions --. research skills.

5. Support-related positions --.Communication skills. attention to detail. excellent human relations skills  Production positions  Quality assurance (tester)  Sales/marketing personnel  Customer support personnel .

pattern recognition Human computer interaction Computer graphics 31 . operating system Image. speech processing Multimedia computing Computer vision. audio.Web-based Multimedia is Multidisciplinary Computer networks.

Session #1 .Lab.

html .com/index.Exercise 1  http://www.alpineinnhillcity.

com.Exercise 2  .

com/ .monster.Exercise 3  http://jobsearch.


 Multimedia Concepts (James Shuman) Multimedia for the Web Revealed (Coorough & Shuman)  .

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