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🤦‍♂️ Weekly fail (35/2020)

ondrabus profile image Ondrej Polesny ・1 min read

While working on the styles of my site, I decided to hide a background video for mobile devices (bandwidth reasons). The video was placed in a wrapper to ensure it always occupies the whole available space.

The problem was that later I could not get the video element to be displayed at all. I spent half an hour debugging in multiple browsers and still could not get the element to show up. I was on the edge of calling someone for help when I noticed this:

CSS hiding the wrapper element with display:none

Lesson learned: Always pay attention to the most basic styles (often without any media query restriction) that are applied to parent elements and are hiding on the top of your stylesheet files.

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