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#1 Liskiller

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:19 AM

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YouTube tests a new design for channels. For now, the updated layout is only available for a few channels like:

The new interface will soon be enabled YouTube-wide.

 

Hidden Options

 

Most of the features from the old interface are still available, but they're more difficult to find. For example, to find the "feed" view, you need to click the arrow next to the home icon and click "feed". The list of playlists, the featured playlists and the list of likes are buried in a drop-down. There's also a new "about" section that shows the channel description, the number of subscribers and the video views, which is used to be placed in the right sidebar. The search box is only displayed when you click the new search icon.

 

Channel Trailer

 

The channel trailer replaces the featured video for non-subscribers. "You can show a trailer that will only appear to viewers who aren't already subscribed to your channel. This is your chance to let visitors know what your channel is all about and tell them why they should subscribe."

 

Source: YouTube blog



#2 JKTJogi

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:00 AM

Channel trailer is a nice addition. Much better than the featured video option.



#3 FalseAgent

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:57 AM

It really looks like YouTube is finally getting their sh*t together at last, but I don't want to speak too soon, because I thought YouTube got their sh*t together when Cosmic Panda was in testing, only to drop many of it's cool features eventually.

 

For god's sake, the YouTube player really needs to take a hint from Vimeo.



#4 SurB86

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:32 PM

Just get rid of the whitespace by moving the content to the middle of the screen!



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