Improving My HTML Video Facades

Jason Knight
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12 min readMay 19

I explained why we want to use facades when possible, and how to implement a basic one. Based on feedback to those articles and some things I mentioned, let’s up our game and do it better.

I will be adding the following things:

  1. More than one video source, we’ll add Vimeo in addition to our existing youtube.
  2. Auto detecting / extracting the video token from the anchor’s HREF
  3. Determining video source from anchor href’s domain
  4. Different style for different video sources

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Accessibility and Efficiency Consultant, Web Developer, Musician, and just general pain in the arse