Flexible Widths for Embedded Video - Exercise

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Flexible Widths for Embedded Video - Exercise

Flexible Widths for Embedded Video

Duration: 10 to 15 minutes.

We consider now an interior page for the Pickup Soccer site - the "About Us" page. mocked up with some greeking text. We include a video - an embedded YouTube video of cool soccer tricks, appropriate for our audience. Of course, in the absence of any extra CSS, the embedded video would stay a fixed width, regardless of the size of the browser window, and would thus break the design:

screenshot: video breaks design

  1. Open FlexibleImages/Exercises/flexiblevideo/css/style.css in your file editor;
  2. Add an appropriate CSS rule to make the embedded video scale in width as its container element changes;
  3. View FlexibleImages/Exercises/flexiblevideo/index.html to test your work.

Solution:

FlexibleImages/Solutions/flexiblevideo/css/style.css
body {
	font-family:Georgia,serif;
	background-image:url('../images/bg_grass.jpg');
}

a {
	text-decoration:none;
	color:#4040AD;
}

a:hover {
	text-decoration:underline;
}

#container {
	width:85%;
	margin:0 auto;
	background: #fff;
}

header {
	background-color:#d0b462;
}

header #logo {
	margin:1.0416666% 0 1.0416666% 3.75%;
}

nav {
	padding:1.0416666% 3.75% 1.0416666% 3.75%;
	float:right;
}

nav ul {
	display:inline;
}

nav ul li {
	display:inline;
}

nav ul li a {
	color:#fff;
	text-decoration:none;
	margin-left:20px;
}

#maincontent {
	width:61.7708333333%;
	padding:1.0416666% 0 3.75% 3.75%;
	float:left;
}

#maincontent h1 {
	font-size:36px;
	margin:5px 0 20px 0;
}

#maincontent .game {
	float:left;
	width:47.892074199%;
	line-height:14px;
	font-size:14px;
	margin:0.8431703204%;
}

#maincontent .game img {
	float:left;
	margin:0 2.86% 0 0;
	max-width:100%;
}

#maincontent p {
	margin:0 0 15px 0;
}

#maincontent iframe {
	max-width:100%;
}

#sidebar {
	width:26.9791666667%;
	float:right;
	padding:3.75%;
	color:#333;
	line-height:20px;
}

#sidebar h3 {
	font-style:italic;
	font-size:20px;
	margin:0 0 5px 0;
}

#footerinfo {
	clear: both;
	background-color:#151570;
	padding:1.0416666% 0 1.0416666% 3.75%;
}
#footerinfo p {
	color:#fff;
}

We use max-width:100% to scale the iframe used to embed the video.

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