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Can I have background video in my Flex website header?
Can I have background video in my Flex website header?

Although videos in your home page header can look attractive, there are also some drawbacks

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Written by Adriaan
Updated over a week ago

Flex real estate websites allow for auto-play videos to be added to your website header section or anywhere else in your content pages. While this can be implemented so that the video automatically starts to play once your website loads, it is necessary to weigh the benefits against the drawbacks:


  1. Attractive and engaging: A background video can grab visitors' attention and make your website look visually appealing.

  2. Adds motion and liveliness: A video background adds a dynamic aspect to your website and makes it look more lively.

  3. Conveys a message effectively: Videos can be an effective tool for communicating your brand message, values, and services.


  1. Slows down page loading time: Videos that auto play can significantly slow down the loading time of a website, which can be frustrating for users and can have a negative affect on your SEO (Search Engine Optimisation). This should be one of your major considerations and why we don't advise it for most clients. We supply you with a highly optimised Flex website out-of-the-box.

  2. May not be compatible with all devices: Background videos may not be supported on older devices or browsers, leading to a negative user experience.

  3. Can be distracting: A background video that is too loud, bright, or fast-paced can be distracting to visitors and take away from the content on the page.

  4. Requires high-quality footage: A low-quality or poorly edited video can have a negative impact on your brand image, so it's important to invest in good-quality footage.

What are the alternatives?:

You can easily embed a video further down on your home page or any content pages, such as a company introduction, a new development launch, or buying, selling, or renting tips. You can record these on YouTube or do it professionally and send us the link.

These videos have a play button, so they don't impact your page size, and the user has a choice on whether they are interested in viewing it.

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