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Create Fullscreen HTML5 Page Background Video

Create Fullscreen HTML5 Page Background Video
This article is also available in French and Japanese While we can’t yet set a video for the background or background-image CSS properties – they can only take bitmaps, SVG images, colors and gradients as values – it is possible to fake the appearance of a background video by forcing it behind other HTML elements. The challenge is to have the video fill the browser window, making it as responsive as background images. Considerations and Limitations Before achieving this, there some factors you should consider: Don’t just use this technique because you can: video content must amplify a site’s message, not just be shown because it’s pretty. With these factors in mind, let’s look at techniques for making the video happen, using a piece shot by Alexander Wagner. A Pure CSS Approach Build the HTML5 video as usual: Important: the order of the video files is vital; Chrome currently has a bug in which it will not autoplay a .webm video if it comes after anything else. To make the video fullscreen:

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