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Place forms and videos on images


I'm trying to give a youtube video a drop shadow but I couldn't figure out how to do this using css...

Is that coved here at tree house?

What series should i need to watch..

Also i wanted to learn how to place videos and form on top of images... can someone please direct me to the right training?

4 Answers

Justin Wiswell
Justin Wiswell
9,471 Points

This isn't a catch-all answer but I can suggest a few directions to look into:

1) Adding a drop-shadow to a Youtube video: There are courses that show you how to setup shadows on elements in general, they are covered in the CSS deepdive I believe.

2) Placing elements on top of other elements could be achieved by using z-index and adding positioning to selectors, which does come up in the css deep-dive at points.

Wow! Thanks

Travis Avey
Travis Avey
18,876 Points


Videos can be a pain. Old browsers require flash, while the new thing is the video tag in html5. If you are using a YouTube video, I imagine that you are embedding it with an iframe ?

You could try targeting the iframe in your css

iframe {
  box-shadow: 2px 2px 4px #000;

As far as placing things on images, just use the image as the background.

div {
  background-image: url(path/to/your/img.png);

For more on CSS try CSS Foundations by Guil Hernandez.