Redesigned About Page: Team Member Videos
10-21-2016 04:46 - edited 10-21-2016 04:54
I recently redesigned our about page and replaced our team photos with HTML5 videos that look like photos (until you rollover them). We think this adds an extra layer of personality to our agency and really makes for a delightful experience.
The downside to this design is possible performance issues. To counteract this I've disabled video preloading so it isn't too heavy on first load and used VP9 encoded WebM files. What do you think? Is it cool and unique or do you think the performance losses outweigh the benefits?