Thumbnail to embedded Youtube

Hey All,

My site has several pages with several embedded Youtube videos each. I’ve been trying to speed up my site by replacing the videos with thumbnails that trigger the videos.

The best I’v been able to come up with is to take a screenshot of a video and edit that down to a thumbnail that links to the page where the video is embedded.

There must be a better way. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,

What you’ve described sounds fine to me … When you say “trigger the videos”, what do you mean? Do you mean the link takes the user to the actual YouTube page?

Hey Ralph,

Thanks for the response.

Yes. I mean the user clicks on the thumbnail and the video begins to roll, ideally with

 target = "_blank"

as a parameter (not sure about my terminology here, hopefully I’m clear).

You know, the more I look at it, the more I think you’re right. What I’ve come up with is probably fine.