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I would like to add a video background like THIS Do we have this option, if so how?
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I would like to know about this too, as well as parallax scrolling... I've yet to see any of these modern bells and whistles yet... 
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We do not have a built in system for adding a video background, but I imagine that it should be possible using code. I do not have code handy at this time. Personally I find moving backgrounds distracting. Parallax is also less in favor now. We do have some parallax effects in the new Websitebuilder, but again, you want to be careful with it's use as there have been some people that have reported feeling ill when viewing parallax sites. Parallax can also reduce site performance and be harmful to your SEO.
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Good points Drew, thanks.
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Drue, Thank you for your reply. I like how Maurice worded what he said. "modern bells and whistles"
is what I am looking for.
I am a custom manufacturer, video expresses a new depth in a visual expression that I really want to utilize.  Do you see any cool new options in the near future for sitebuilder?
For the record, I have used Homestead for more than 15 years and I haven't really seen any major, modern changes to design options. This would be HUGE to me.
Please advise.
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Richard3451, We recently released a new Websitebuilder. It has more modern bells and whistles, like some parallax effects. Unfortunately, there is no conversion path from the old sites. If you create a new site on your account then you will automatically be assigned the new builder for that site. Your old sites will not be affected and can still be edited using Sitebuilder. Only new sites will be using the new Websitebuilder.

If you build a new site with the new Websitebuilder, it is then a simple matter to move the desired domain to the new site. My caution to you is not to get overly caught up in bells and whistles as often they are a quick fad and then turn in to a detriment. The new builder allows you to embed videos just like Sitebuilder, and while a video background may sound like a cool idea, in practice many people, especially return visitors become distracted or annoyed by motion along the entire site. Parallax has been linked to people becoming nauseous while browsing, and negatively impacting search result ranking. I am not saying don't use some nice new features, just be careful not to over use them.
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Good points to know, Thanks again Drew :)

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