Static backgrounds on a site? So passé!

Want to make an impression on your website? I came across this simple to use plugin called Tubular that means you can set up a video on YouTube and then use it as a background on your site.

The blurb says:

Tubular is a jQuery plugin for creating full-size video backgrounds from YouTube videos. Usage is straightforward. The client browser needs to have JavaScript and Flash installed and enabled and you can embed any video with just the YouTube ID. You can use it for anything from promotional videos to simple moving backgrounds.

The developer is a chap called Sean McCambridge based in Chicago. Nice work, Sean!

I can see a lot of uses and applications for this – though the need for Flash may be a limiting factor. But still, worth sharing.

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