Multimedia and Web Development
Multimedia is gaining popularity on the Web with several technologies to support use of animation, video, and audio to supplement the traditional media of text and images. These new media provide more design options but also require design discipline. Unconstrained use of multimedia results in user interfaces that confuse users and make it harder for them to understand the information. Not every webpage needs to bombard the user with the equivalence of Times Square in impressions and movement.
Since we can link animation, sound, text, and pictures together on a web page, research into multimedia,which also link these elements together, may be helpful to consider. Research into perception, animation, and multiple-channel communication contains findings which may be important for web design. Some studies indicated that pictorial information is remembered much more easily than text