Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Youtube video to responsive width

Youtube videos can be responsive. Wrap the iframe in a div with the class of "videowrapper" and apply the following styles:

.videowrapper {
    float: none;
    clear: both;
    width: 100%;
    position: relative;
    padding-bottom: 56.25%;
    padding-top: 25px;
    height: 0;
.videowrapper iframe {
    position: absolute;
    top: 0;
    left: 0;
    width: 100%;
    height: 100%;
The .videowrapper div should be inside a responsive element. The padding on the .videowrapper is necessary to keep the video from collapsing. You may have to tweak the numbers depending upon your layout.