Posts tagged video background
Adding videos to your Squarespace website

Hello and happy Thursday! Affectionately known as Jr Friday around here, we’re having lots of fun as we round up another gorgeous summer week.

WELCOME BACK to Day 9 of the Live Video Training Extravaganza, we’re at it again with another week of free live video trainings and I am so excited to continue sharing this content with you!

Quick summary: every day last week, I hosted a free live video training over on my Youtube channel and shared those replays here on the blog. And honestly, it’s been so much fun that I wasn’t ready to stop quite yet… so I decided to continue these live video trainings into this week too! LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!

So we’re back for more and you can watch even more of these daily lessons as I keep creating content for you!

Today’s video was super fun, packed full of value and suggestions for you to incorporate into your own website. I Ioved sharing all these different video tips with you - I’m giving your real life examples of how you can try out different design options on your site, best practices, and even dropping knowledge bombs about video view counts and sneaky little factors. I can’t wait for you to watch the replay!

In this video training, I talked about adding videos to your Squarespace website.

From site-wide background videos to banner/header videos to regular ol’ videos on a web page or blog post, we cover it all!

This video training carries on from yesterday’s topic which was all about where to find photos and images to use on your website so if you haven’t already, be sure to check that one out too. No matter what type of visual content you’re after, I’ve got you covered!

Alright, that’s enough intro for one video… let’s get to the goods.

Click the live video training replay below to watch now!

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How to add video backgrounds to your Squarespace website

Recently I was talking to one of my web design/development clients and we were brainstorming ways to make his new website memorable so that it would stand out in a competitive industry.

We talked about things like strong photography (and leveraging stock photos in addition to their own photos), logos and branding, but features all felt like a given. I then suggested we add a video background to the home page and was met with a “We can do that with Squarespace?!” response.

I laughed and reassured him that yes, we could, and briefly explained the process.

Pssst: not sure what video backgrounds look like? Check out this example on one of Mariah Coz's websites, she's one of my favourite online marketers.

This got me thinking about how many wonderful features Squarespace offers and how, when used correctly, they can really elevate a website to the next level and make it one that people remember.

Video backgrounds are one of my favourite features since they pack a punch but aren’t a hassle to set up or maintain. Not only do they signify a modern website, they are also relatively new and therefore stand out in visitor’s minds.

In today’s article, we are going to look at video backgrounds and learn how easy it is to add one to your website. We’ll also cover when and why they are used, as well as things to avoid when adding video backgrounds to your Squarespace website.

Whether you’re in the process of launching a new website or you already have one but are interested in updating it, a video background could be a great option for you and your website.


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