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Hack 35. Easily Build Audio-Rich Applications with Buzz

The term sound effects is traditionally ostracized in the web app world and passed off as cheesy and uncharacteristic. With the onset of highly metaphorical applications and HTML5 gaming, being able to tastefully use audio on a website is becoming increasingly necessary. Buzz is an HTML5 audio library that is designed to make that implementation simple and lightweight.

Audio tags make a lot of sense if you’re embedding an audio sample into your web application. If you’re building something like a library of podcasts, you may have a page full of tags that appear as follows:

<div class="clipName">My new Pod Cast</div>
<div class="audio player">
  <audio controls 

  

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