Website – www.perfectimperfections.co

From doing some interface research I knew I wanted a very plain site, basically just a place to hold my animation. I did not want to just upload it to Vimeo and link people to it from there, it is more professional to have a site.
After looking and testing out many different themes I choose the invictus theme.  It had the option of autoplay video background which is what I wanted and it is also responsive. I then started editing the theme,  deleted some code from the header.php that i did not need any more – logo and the nav bar. I then downloaded a plugin called wp splash page that i used to make my splash page with the introduction video. I tried to edit it so that after the splash page the next page comes up but you have to press the next button.11256329_10205789250864215_1165282528_o11241293_10205789250464205_226263500_o11232416_10205789250704211_116790956_o
When I tried to upload my videos to my wordpress gallery it would not allow me as they were too big, the max they allow is 16mb which is nothing in relation to video. So I embedded my Vimeo videos. They however were not HD so I am using Youtube to embed the animation. Atleast I know it will load quickly and be in HD.

Setting up website domain

For my website I wanted the domain http://www.perfectimperfections.com , unforunatly this was already registered. My options were limited.
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.ie comes with complications so my best bet was with http://www.perfectimperfections.co . I researched .co and learned it is a universal url. The .co domain is also used by many established brands for social and mobile media, such as Twitter (t.co), Google Inc. (g.co), Amazon.com (a.co), American Express (amex.co) andStarbucks (sbux.co).
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Website Template Ideas

I started looking at some templates for my website. I want the site to be very simple, I want it to hold the animation in full screen with a play button. I have researched some templates that hold videos in the home page. My site will basically be one page. When you go onto the site the background is a video(full screen) with moving graphics, over that to the left there will be a short description of the project (splash page). The user will then press play when it is all loaded. The animation will then play.

Some templates that I am taking inspiration from are:

http://www.eneaa.com/templates/zeus/Screen Shot 2015-05-06 at 20.15.40

http://easysite.by/teardrop/home-video-bg/

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http://www.renklibeyaz.com/thisway/?preview=20

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http://themify.me/themes/music

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http://themeforest.net/item/invictus-a-fullscreen-photography-wordpress-theme/180096

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