Row Styles Plugin
The Rowstyles plugin adds several features and background styles to the row-settings panel.
Adds Placeholder images, Youtube Video and Gradient Background to the selection of row-background-settings.
Please see below for some examples.
You can download the lite version of the upcoming Row Styles Plugin for free. It is provided as is, no support should be expected.
Unsplash It Placeholder images
Unsplash features a library of 1000+ images that can be used as a placeholder. From the row-settings panel you simply enter the desired imagenumber and size, if you want it converted to B/W or blurred or even select a random image on each pageload.
Images are served at lightspeed and more and more are coming out every week.
Youtube/Vimeo background video
If you care about your bandwidth usage and you just don't want to spend the dollar on extra hosting you can use Youtube-video as a background for your rows. Enter the Youtube videoID, starttime and desired looptime and use your own uploaded video's as a looping background.
You can also specify a video placeholder image that will be featured when your visitors are on mobile. To prevent unwanted bandwidth use video's are prevented from running automatically.
Getting a Vimeo Pro account should also enable you to embed your video without the play buttons.
Make any video or image more readable by adding a colored or gradient overlay. Gradient overlays sit between your background-image or -video and can be black, white, colored and everything in between. Set the opacity and make things readable again.
You can also set the direction and center for the applied gradient.
Use slider below to see the difference: a Black and White Unsplash Image is used as a background, and when wanting to add a text across the image it disappears on the very light portions. Adding a colored overlay saves you the trouble of editing the image or having to select another one.
The Row Effects tab enables per row styling of the top and bottom border. Add slanted borders, round borders, jagged borders and many more.
You can also add a background image on the border for extra effect.