From the old to the new, YouTube has rolled out its new video pages to offer the best possible watching experience with eye-catching features such as a brand new sidebar and it has also experimented with a cleaner design that made “the video the star”, New “next up” video list, search results and others.
Apart from this other changes besides the focus on the video include a thumbs-up/thumbs-down rating system to replace the 1-5 scale, a finessed up-next video list, an easier-to-find subscription button and integrated video and text comments. Already, stats are showing that the redesign has had an impact on page views.
Currently Google which owns YOUTUBE , has the mark filed with the serial number of 77588871 and description, ” enable uploading, posting, showing, displaying, tagging, blogging, sharing and otherwise providing electronic media or information over the Internet and other communications networks.”
Apart from Youtube, Twitter also ramped up its design by making its home page more more dynamic and user friendly. The new home page design, which rolled out Tuesday, now features a slowly scrolling list of randomly selected top tweets that change every few seconds. A rolling marquee near the top of the page displays a feed of hot trending topics. Hovering also on a topic reveals the latest tweet on that subject.
Twitter’s designer Doug Bowman wrote, “All of our recent changes embrace the notion that Twitter is not just for status updates anymore,” and the official blog of twitter noted that its new design is a test to show up front more of the information that comes from the many tweets on the site.
So will both redesigns please their users, keep watching this space for more updates!