After being a dominant element of photography and portfolio websites, fullscreen image and video backgrounds have formally crossed boundaries and have now become a swanky feature of mainstream websites. In this post i want share some jQuery plugins that will help you to implement full-screen backgrounds on your site.
LayerSlider Responsive jQuery Slider Plugin
LayerSlider is a premium multi-purpose animation platform. Slideshows & image galleries with mind-blowing effects, gorgeously animated landing pages & page blocks, or even a full website can be created using LayerSlider. Every website can benefit from the capabilities of this plugin.
FullScreen Background Slider
This plugin using the latest CSS3 transitions along with jQuery to display a really unique fullscreen gallery slideshow in the background of your website. With 36 animation types, 20+ patterns and customizable timing, it can be a modern and clean tool to create great websites, including landing pages or even coming soon pages.
Vide is a latest jQuery plugin that provides easy solution for video backgrounds.
OKVideo is a jQuery plugin that allows for YouTube or Vimeo videos to be used as full-screen backgrounds on webpages. OKVideo aims to be customizable while making some basic decisions about how the plugin should control video. When using OKVideo, all videos will be served from Vimeo or YouTube based on a number of variables like browser, device, bandwidth, etc.
A jQuery plugin for smooth-scaling image and video backgrounds.
Make your HTML5 video behave like a background cover image with a simple jQuery extension.
This plugin makes it easy to add fit-to-fill background video to websites. It can play silent ambient background video (or series of videos). Or use it as a player to show video playlist. BigVideo.js can also show big background images, which is nice to have for showing big background images for devices that don’t have autoplay for ambient video.
SimpleVid is a free and easy way to host and embed your own fluid videos. It uses flash to for browsers that don’t support h.264, so you can encode once as a baseline h.264 mp4 and play anywhere.
OKFocus video is a jQuery plugin that turns videos on YouTube or Vimeo into beautiful full-screen backgrounds.
jQuery plugin: Fullscreen Background
If you’re a webdeveloper or designer I am pretty sure you’ve run into the problem of people wanting to have “fullscreen content” or just background images that will stretch in the most optimal way to the users screen.
A simple jQuery plugin that allows you to add a dynamically-resized, slideshow-capable background image to any page or element.