Is bumping a thing that is allowed on here? Sorry if it is not
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- Place a light box composition widget.
- Place your thumbnail images into the triggers.
- Drag the lightbox out of your page to the left of the canvas
- Style the light box as you like, make it as bid as you like and place a video widget into the lightbox
First off, I want to say I really appreciate your help.
I have already attempted that unfortunately.
One problem is that the thumbnails become distorted as the page gets sized down. The solution to that is to add more break points. But when a video reaches a break point, it also restarts the video.
So that means when someone is viewing the site on mobile and decides to switch from portrait to landscape the video restarts or closes out. When someone gives your demo reel a maximum of 10 seconds to be engaged, this can be a huge killer for possible jobs.
My solution to this is to limit my break points as much as possible, that way the page would never refresh on most devices.
So that makes the light box method counterintutive until the composition widgets become completely responsive for height and width.
So that's why I need another alternative if it exist.
Once again, I really appreciate all the help. I love muse, so I really want to get this to work. So if you have another alternative I'm all ears.
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Then you shouldn’t tell us, that you are looking for a solution, which „works exactly like this site": Videos — 2D TV, Series, Games, and Advertising Video Animation Studio Austin TX | Joe Rothenberg Animation
The linked page doesn’t has neither full screen video and neither page nor videos are responsive. And: No breakpoints at all! You definitely can achieve this by using Muse.
„Distorting trigger“ isn’t true as well. Did you try to place (not fill) a thumbnail image in exact the triggers size? In this case they don’t „distort“, but scale proportionally. Besides that, the thumbnail can be set to „Resize: None“.
I do appreciate the feedback on the way I communicated originally.
I thought it was insinuated that I wanted to get it as close as possible within muses limitations. Clearly I was wrong. I apologize for that. Let me clarify now.
My only goal is to have view able videos all on one page. With thumbnails that are responsive in both height and width. That way I can limit the amount of breakpoints used.
if I just place all the videos, it takes forever to load the website. So I tried all the listed things above to get lightbox to work. However, there are not enough features on the current widgets. Which is fair, I can't expect the designers to make everything special for me. I think most portfoilos are image based anyways, so my audience takes a lot less priority.
So, with that in mind. I'm looking for an alternative to the light box, as it's just not a viable option without having the thumb nails size down proportionally with height and width, with no cropping or distortion of any kind. The video isn't the issue. The video opens up separately anyways, and the youtube and vimeo apps both have full screen options.
I have used fill proportionally. This in turn crops the images, thus distorting the original design. Which is something I would guess most people do not want. Using no resize option makes it so I have to add too many break points Which is also counterintuitve to what I need from this site.
I hope I clarified what I needed better. Once again, sorry for explaining it poorly the first time.