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Day 80 - Video on UserBit landing page

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Adding video to landing. So simple right?

Wrong! I tried to embed the youtube video directly on the page and it totally destroys the look and feel. Youtube’s info thing and the similar videos makes the page look very cheap. Something needed to be done.

I couldn’t just host the video locally because I don’t want users to have to download the whole video on the landing page.

So my plan was:

  • create a much shorter preview video
  • host the video on AWS bucket that is fronted by cloudfront (super fast)
  • when user clicks on the preview, launch a modal with youtube video in it

It is now all implemented on UserBit. Be sure to check it out and say hello on twitter!