A standard copy-and-paste YouTube embed lands on your page as an
<iframe></iframe> which loads a big ol’ pile of other stuff to play that video. But the UX of it is still essentially an image and a play button. Click the play button and the video plays. You can build essentially the same thing with an anchor link wrapping an image!
This is a very clever idea via Arthur Corenzan. Rather than use the default YouTube embed, which adds a crapload of resources to a page whether the user plays the video or not, use the little tiny placeholder webpage that is just an image you can click that is linked to the YouTube embed.
It still behaves essentially exactly the same: click, play video in place.… Read article “Lazy load embedded YouTube videos”
None of the videos in our entire video screencasts library have captions / subtitles / transcripts. That means all of that content is rather useless to the deaf, as was made quite clear to me in this recent email:
… Read article “Video Transcripts”
I’m a big fan of CSS-Tricks and I make a lot of use of your written content, however the same can’t be said for your videos as I’m deaf. It may not be viable for your business but subtitles on your