Hello, I asked a similar question before which eventually became "answered", but didn't answer the question completely,
so pardon the redundancy.
I have a home page, which is comprised of four .gifs and a background. The home page in the construction of the site
is one .gif in order to use the four .gifs and a background.
I'd like to have a drop down menu, on the home page, using three, short parallel lines (universal for drop down?) as the
button for menu. Menu will have links to four other pages. On each of those pages would be a graphic background (jpeg),
and I'd like to have 12 .gifs, each hyperlinked to their own videos (.mov) which I'd like to play on the same page with
To the great minds out there, is it possible? Thanks. Cheers!
If you can work with code, everything on your wish list is possible. But you might want to rethink a few things first.
What you want is called a Hamburger Menu.
4 GIFS is not a web page. If there's no actual text on your site, you might as well not have a site. Search engines don't index images. Nobody will find you in web searches. Nobody will be able to translate your content. In other words, without real text, you won't exist.
My chosen web graphics in order of preference are:
I never use GIFs anymore except when I need an animation which is kind of rare.
MOV files are not natively supported by all browsers and mobile devices. On the web you should be using MP4 videos.
The <video> tag supports player controls and poster images.
<video controls poster="Your_Poster_image.jpg" src="Your_Video.mp4" media/type="mp4">
Thank you Nancy. Based on your reply its obvious I didn't properly explain a few details.
My site will have text. The "hamburger" menu will indicate the four types of work I will have
pages associated with/hyperlinked to. However my site will have a minimum of text, as the
focus is on my videos to highlight my work.
The home page incorporates a jpeg background with what are four .gifs, which are 15 second looped videos.
I created this in After Effects, then using Adobe Media Encoder created a single .gif. That's as far
as I've got so far, and it's on the web and working fine with all devices I've tried it on.
I concur with you about using .mp4's. Instead of my videos being viewed on Vimeo or You Tube
I'd rather they play from my sight.
In case you don't know, Adobe Portfolio comes free with your Creative Cloud plan. No web hosting or coding skills required. Basically, you choose a layout theme. Upload some images, video, etc.... add some text describing your work. When done, hit the Publish button. That's all there is to it. And Portfolio ties in seamlessly with Behance -- another venue for creatives.