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…

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 1.9 is out… and $.browser has been removed – a fast workaround

With the new 1.9 jQuery release they removed definitely their $.browser method. Surely many of you used this thousand of time to catch specific browsers; now it doesn’t work anymore. Here is a fast and short piece of code you…