Post-Newsweek sites’ expanding home page player

By Cory Bergman 

I was browsing KPRC’s site today, Click2Houston, and I just noticed a nifty home page video player that I thought was worth sharing. One of the big challenges for TV sites these days is effectively integrating a video player on the home page without devouring up too much space — and without ending up with a player that’s too small. The Post-Newsweek sites, which are powered by Internet Broadcasting, have a small player that expands and layers over the home page when played. While the player isn’t perfect, the functionality is slick, if you ask me. Screen grab of player in action…

Adds Warren in comments: “They’ve had this at least 7 months. The only problem with it is that until you notice the ‘play’ word you have little indication its a video player. They need to make it LOOK more like a minature video player… for the longest time, I thought it was just an ad.”

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