The new YouTube design is GOOD... mostly
Ordinarily whenever I talk about Google, I'm pretty harsh about it because there are times when they mess up anything they touch. But not this time.
YouTube just rolled out a new design, and this is the first redesign since the original that I actually like and agree with. But before I get into that, here are my immediate complaints (yeah, you knew I had a few):
Okay, now to the good stuff.
No more stupid red bar for "dislikes"
I was very happy to see this:
Dislikes are now shown as light gray and not bright red. Psychologically, this is a lot easier to deal with from a content creator's point of view. Very nice touch. I really like this.
Avatars are awesome
Whether connected with G+ or just using your YouTube profile image, your avatar shows up in comments now:
Very cool. I like that.
I can't show this in a screenshot, but when you go to share out a video now, things run a lot quicker. The scripting used to be choppy and slow, but now it's speeded up quite a bit. Very good.
Better design like the old days
YouTube originally used a ton of white space and it was clean and easy. Then Google messed it all up and darkened everything. But now the design has somewhat reverted back to using clean white space.
I'm digging this look and like it a lot.
In short, I like the new YouTube; this is something I've never been able to say before. Good job, Google.
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