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Support for embedded video and images

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You can embed video and images within your Budget Simulator. These will work across different screen sizes and on mobile.

Ask your account manager to help with embedding video or images, as it will require you to use source code. There are also a few things to be aware of, to make sure the embedding works correctly, which your account manager can talk through with you in more detail.

Video

Where can videos be embedded?

You can embed videos within:

  • the 'Page body' text on the Home page of your Budget Simulator
  • the 'More info' pop-up text
  • the 'Closed' text
  • the sidebar widgets on the Home and Thanks pages

What video formats can be embedded?

We support the embedding of videos from YouTube and Vimeo. (Because your Budget Simulator site is SSL protected, the videos which are embedded must have SSL certification on the site, otherwise visitors will see warnings about insecure content.)

Videos from services other than YouTube and Vimeo is 'at your own risk' as it may not work with the site on different screen sizes or on mobile.

Keep in mind that videos will automatically resize to fill the width of the screen on which they are being viewed, so they may look different to how they appear on the administration pages. 

Accessibility 

Please also bear in mind that including video on your site can affect the accessibility of the site. See the W3C FAQ on multimedia content for further detail.

Also, video is not guaranteed to work in older browsers (e.g. Internet Explorer 9). This is dependent on the browser support policy of the video provider (YouTube, Vimeo etc).

Images

Where can images be embedded?

You can embed images within: 

  • the 'Page body' text on the Home page of your Budget Simulator
  • the 'More info' pop-up text
  • the 'Closed' text
  • the sidebar widgets on the Home and Thanks pages

Any image you wish to embed in Budget Simulator must already be hosted somewhere online – e.g. your organisational website, Flickr or similar. (You cannot upload images to the Budget Simulator server.)

If you have videos and/or images you want to embed in your Budget Simulator but aren't sure how to make them available online, speak to your account manager who will help you upload them.