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Integrating sound effects in React
Learn how to add dynamic and engaging sound effects to your React application using HTML5 audio and React libraries. Follow this practical guide to bring life to your React applications.
Hey, it’s Edvins. Happy Friday! The weekend is nearly here!
I recently added several sound effects to my digital garden, which inspired me to write about it.
In modern web applications, adding sound effects can significantly enhance the user experience. Whether you're creating a game or an interactive page or want a touch of personality, sound effects can add an extra layer of engagement.
Before diving into the code, let's first discuss how to play sounds in a web application. One standard method is to use the HTML5
audio tag. This allows you to specify a source for an audio file and play it by changing the
.play() method. Another option is to use the available React packages like
use-sound. These packages provide a simple and intuitive API for controlling audio elements in React.
This blog post will cover both methods, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs.