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Adding Responsive Videos to your Design

Responsive designs are all the hype in Web development communities nowadays. With videos becoming an important marketing tool on many websites, there is a growing need to incorporate responsive videos into these designs. Responsive videos are elastic and are especially favored where web pages will be viewed on different screen sizes using a variety of browsers. Using the HTML5 video element however is not enough when handling video embed code that uses iframes and objects tags. Using the HTML5...
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Developing With The HTML5 Element

Videos have been a great way to attract viewers to a website long before YouTube launched back in 2005.  But it wasn’t until the release of HTML5 that web developers have had a lightweight solution to playing the video.  In the past, displaying a video on your site meant your viewer was required to have a Flash or Java-based player installed on their system in order to watch the video.  This was one more thing that would weigh down your site, causing pages to load slower, and be one more thing you’d...
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An Introduction to HTML5′s Video API Part 2

This is the second part in our introduction to HTML5's video API. In part 1 of this series, I introduced you to the basic markup we'll be using to play the video, then I helped set up a simple script with which we were able to make the controls visible, while ensuring that the native controls will still be visible when JavaScript is disabled. We also touched on the use of JavaScript's addEventListener method, along with our first look at the video API -- the canplaythrough event. Let's dig a little deeper into...
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An Introduction to HTML5′s Video API

Since the late 90s, when embedding media elements like audio and video clips into web pages, developers have had to rely on third party plug-ins. Flash has become the go-to method for nearly all video sites, and has been widely used for audio embedding as well. Because of the nature of the Flash plugin, this has limited the accessibility of embedded media. With the introduction of the HTML5 media elements API, this has all begun to change. Now, many libraries and video players are being introduced that...
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