WebSite X5 Evo and Pro

The poster is a static preview image of a video. It often corresponds to the first photogram, but you can prepare your own front cover that invites visitors to click on it and watch your video.

With WebSite X5 you can, for example, create a poster with a mouseover effect and link it to open the video in a ShowBox window:

  • Use an external graphic program to prepare the picture to use as your poster, remembering that you will need two versions: one for the "normal" state, and another for the "mouseover" state.
  • In WebSite X5, go to the page you want to work on and insert an Image Object, then open the window to add the contents and import the "normal" file.
  • In Image Object > Display select "Superimposed image" as the Mouse Over Effects and then import the "mouseover" file. The two images should have the same size, so it won't be necessary to align them.
  • Complete your button by adding the link: go back to Image Object > General, click on to open the Link window, select File or URL, specifying that the resource must be opened in a Showbox, and then enter the name of the video file to import.