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YouTube is testing a cleaner homepage design

Franta H. [PersonRank 6]

Wednesday, July 22, 2009
5 years ago2,363 views

I just saw a little redesigned YouTube (I can see this experimental design only in Chrome). I like that YouTube is continually getting cleaner and simpler.
Screenshot:


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Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

I do think that they're making every Google Apps similar in design.

And Youtube is one application, like every other Google services.

First, we had the massive logo redesign ruscoe.net/google/google-servi ... .

Then, we have a Google Docs redesign.

Soon, we'll have Cosmo from which you'll access all your *files* stored in the cloud.

Later, you'll access all your digital footprint on Google's network from one place. Those footprints include your files but also your bookmarks, your favorites (Youtube, Picasa...), your OpenSocial updates, etc. At the top of this page, you'll have a unique search box which will trigger OneBoxes for your own stuff (private or shared) vs. results from the Open Web.

Ultimately, you'll access everything (private, shared and public stuff) from the "Awesome Box" google.com/support/chrome/bin/ ... or code.google.com/p/qsb-mac . And every result will be accessible (download, view and edit) from Google services.

That's what Chrome OS is for.

[Links fixed – Tony]

drtimofey [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

The new design looks beautiful!

drtimofey [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

....and now thinking about it... does YouTube really need to emphasize on search. I mean YouTube's search field is taking more area then the rest of the menu. Shouldn't video.google.com be the one to focus on search?

DPic [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

excellent! it's not amazing, but it's a huge step up!

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

I have this design now! It's amazing and it looks especially good on a video page, it doesn't show the new design on the channel page, so I can't wait to see how it looks.

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

[put at-character here]drtimofey: ultimately I think youtube will take over all of google video, simply because it doesn't make sense for google to have video search functionality for their own site and for the web separated.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

<<it doesn't make sense for google to have video search functionality for their own site and for the web separated>>

google video search and youtube search are already the same platform and youtube's results are google video search's results restricted to youtube. i'm not sure if it makes sense to include results from other sites in youtube search.

KMB [PersonRank 7]

5 years ago #

The features differs quite a lot between Google Video and Youtube. Are you share it's the same platform and not only the search index and storage backends that is the same?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

I only compared Google Video Search and YouTube Search, not Google Video and YouTube.

drtimofey [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

[put at-character here]David Mulder, @Ionut Alex. Chitu
If Google Video is fading away – Does that mean that YouTube will start including searches from other sites? Or will Google dump all of the current video sitemaps and only search for YouTube's videos?

KMB [PersonRank 7]

5 years ago #

Google Video probably splits in two.
1. Google Video Search integrates with Youtube.
2. Google Video Hosting for Google Apps Premium users goes to Google Docs, see


docs.google.com/images/doclist ...


Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

Google Video is now just a search engine, much like Google Image Search. Just because Yahoo owns Flickr, it doesn't mean that Yahoo's image search should be limited to Flickr images or that Flickr should show images from other sites.

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