|web design home||resources||contact|
Adding Video to Your Webpage
There are a couple of options to adding video to a webpage. Let's look at two of them.
One option is to link to the file like this:
View the First Helmet video here.
This option works well and is very simple. If your visitor has the right kind of player then the file opens and plays. Sound works the same way. What you lose is the obvious message that there is a video to watch.
A modification of this method is to take a video screenshot (or any image) and link to the file from the image.
More visually appealing and has a greater chance of getting your visitor to actually watch the video.
The third option that we will review today is EMBEDDING a video in your page. This gives you, the designer, more control over the presentation of your video clip and makes the video very obvious to your visitor. NOTE that more and more people will expect a layout similar to youtube.com and Google video.