New Video Recasts Infrastructure for People
ASLA has launched a new animation, the seventh in a series, on its “Designing Our Future: Sustainable Landscapes” online exhibition. The short video explains how to transform transportation systems into multiuse infrastructure that serves everyone. Viewers learn how communities can save money and improve the environment by redesigning their existing infrastructure. You can access the full series here.
Members are encouraged to use the videos as introductory education tools for clients, students, media, government officials, and the general public. So far, the series has generated more than 32,000 video views.
Beyond emailing video links, sharing on Facebook or Twitter, or including in a presentation, you can also “embed” these videos as part of your own website or blog, like this:
Here are simple steps for how you can add these videos.
First, go to ASLA’s Vimeo or YouTube Channel, and then click on the video you want to post on your site. ASLA’s Vimeo channel is located at www.vimeo.com/landscapearchitects, and its YouTube channel is at www.youtube.com/landscapearchitects.
Once you’ve found your video, you’ll need to obtain a very simple HTML code that you’ll then cut and paste into your own site. In Vimeo, simply click on the “Embed” button on the top right corner of the video, just under the “Share” button. In YouTube, you’ll need to click on “Share,” which is located immediately below the video, and then the “Embed” button.
From there, you’ll see a box with HTML text that will look something like this:
<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/25031134?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0&color=ffffff" width="724" height="407" frameborder="0"></iframe>
In addition, you’ll see options to further customize the video. Once you’re done customizing (if at all), all you need to do is paste the HTML code into the specific page of your site. And that’s it!
For further reading on embedding videos, see Vimeo’s guide and YouTube’s guide.