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[resolved] Super great for desktop, but not mobile friendly (12 posts)

  1. cscottb
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am very impressed with how quickly a page/post full of YouTube videos (40+) loads with this plugin. Other then some minor YouTube player actions not functioning (such as the volume control not popping out when hovered over), you cannot tell that you are not looking at a full array of real YouTube players ready for action. And the videos are ready for action; they begin to play quickly when the play button is pressed.

    The only drawback I found was that in a mobile view, the video player does not respond (as in responsive) the way it does when launched without this plugin activated, which means that in many cases, only half of the player is visible; whereas without the plugin the player is automatically reduced in size and the whole screen is visible.

    If this lack of responsive behavior can be resolved, this plugin is a definite must have for those who post a lot of videos on a single page/posts.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-youtube-lyte/

  2. Frank Goossens
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Looks like there's a word missing in your title; "yet", like in "Super great for desktop, but not mobile friendly yet" ;-)

    But seriously; I've started work on 1.2.0, of which the primary new functionality will be (active or passive, not sure yet) responsiveness. Hope to push it out in September, but might be October (turns out to be a pretty invasive change). I'll keep you posted!

  3. cscottb
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Wow; great support to go along with a great plugin. I am happy to see that I have something to look forward to.

    As I inferred above, I am working on a project that is video intensive, so I need a way to cut down on the upfront bandwidth upon page loads, and your plugin has demonstrated that it can do just that.

  4. llch
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yeah, concur it's a great plugin -- really helped on the site performance.

    However it does not compatible with our responsive design. Hope 1.2.0 will be releasing soon!

  5. Frank Goossens
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Not a lot of progress up until now I'm afraid (a serious lack of time, really). If anyone wants to join in & provide patches, do let me know! :-)

  6. Frank Goossens
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well, I think I finally have a good "template" (as in static HTML, not implemented in the plugin yet) to do responsive Lyte video; http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9207036/new_lyte_test.html.

    Feel free to test & provide feedback!

  7. llch
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for your effort there!

    I just tested, it seems doesn't show the preview properly. Please see screenshot: http://d.pr/i/AK1x

  8. Frank Goossens
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I know, that is work (for audio-only) in progress :-)

  9. Frank Goossens
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK, finally an update; I'm finishing work on a first beta of 1.2.0. Now this isn't just a minor update, as it includes major new features such as responsive lyte-embeds, more CSS & less JavaScript & less requests (so better performance) and the inclusion of microdata (for your SEO pleasure).

    I'll probably have a first version ready the next week or so and given the major changes, I'm looking for people who are willing to do some testing. So if you want to join in on the beta-fun, do drop me a line via the contact form on my blog.

  10. Frank Goossens
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    For those interested; a first beta-version can be downloaded from http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/wp-youtube-lyte.zip

    Included in this release (although there's still work to be done):

    • LYTE embeds are now fully responsive
    • automatic inclusion of microdata
    • updated to current YouTube look & feel
    • less in JavaScript, more in CSS
    • performance: even less requests (from 5 to 3)

    Looking forward to feedback (bugs, suggestions, ...), you can use the contact form on my blog or mail me at futtta-at-gmail-dot-com.

  11. Frank Goossens
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I just pushed what I consider to be a feature-complete version to wordpress.org's svn. Goal for the next couple of days is to clean up the code and fix any reported bugs.

    Please download this latest version here and provide me with your feedback!

    I, for one, am looking forward to release this new version to the masses ;-)

  12. Frank Goossens
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I can finally mark this as 'resolved'; just pushed 1.2.0 to production!

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