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…

How to Mask the mb.YTPlayer background video

How to Mask the mb.YTPlayer background video

With the last 3.0 release of my YTPlayer plugin I introduced the ability to create a mask (simply a PNG file) that covers the player giving at the video you are playing a particular effect.

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…

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…