Use a Youtube video as page background on mobile devices

Use a Youtube video as page background on mobile devices

The HTML5 ‘playsInline’ video property is almost stable and available on all the recent mobile browsers. What does it mean? The  playsInline property let any HTML5 video to play in place instead of opening it as a new overlay window…

Use a Vimeo® video as background of your page

Use a Vimeo® video as background of your page

We are more and more experiencing the use of background videos on web pages; They are visually capturing our attention giving more informations about the content of the website then a text or an image can do. There are two possible…

YTPlayer. Use the same background video cross pages

YTPlayer. Use the same background video cross pages

With the last 3.0.13 release of the jquery.mb.YTPlayer plug-in I’ve introduced a new option that lets the same video across different pages to start at the same point you left on the previous page. This is quite useful if you…

mb.YTPlayer 3.0 for Wordpress

mb.YTPlayer 3.0 for WordPress

The next major release of the WordPress mb.YTPlayer plug-in will have a surprise. For many years this plug-in has been distributed for free asking for a donation to the author (me) to sustain the development. This politic did not give…

Firefox and the Youtube video quality issue

Firefox and the Youtube video quality issue

Google recently switched to adaptive videos streaming on YouTube by using Media Source Extensions. This technology generates media streams for playback in JavaScript allowing dynamic change of video quality and a more accurate control of the stream. You can check what…

Good news for all WordPress’ users. MiniAudioPlayer is now Skinnable!

Good news for all WordPress’ users. MiniAudioPlayer is now Skinnable!

With the latest update of the miniAudioPlayer (1.4.6), the HTML5 audio player plug in for WordPress, you can modify the player appearance to fit your website look and feel. This was one of the most required feature for this plug-in…

Look at this! mb.bgndGallery goes fullscreen!

I just implemented the new HTML5 Fullscreen API on two of my components: mb.YTPlayer and mb.bgndGallery. Using the element.requestFullScreen() and the document.cancelFullScreen() methods is now possible to display part of a page or the entire web page in a real…

jquery.mb.bgndGallery 1.7.5. Make your custom transition

jquery.mb.bgndGallery 1.7.5. Make your custom transition

I’ve just updated the mb.bgndGallery adding some defaults effects for an easy implementation. For all of you that where getting creasy on how to set the correct transition for the sliding images, this update introduces some built in effects you…