YouTube undergoes streamlined re-design
13th Aug 2009 | 09:25
More focus on watching videos
YouTube has tweaked its homepage, with the onus very much on getting you all to watch videos on the site.
This latest change may seem like an obvious one but with the old homepage suffering from a bad case of the clutters, it is refreshing to see things a little more simple.
Simplified the design
"You may notice something looks a little different about our masthead (top navigational area on the homepage) today, and that's because we've done a bit of housecleaning," explains the YouTube blog. "We've streamlined and simplified the design to focus on the primary experience of YouTube: watching a video."
The blog then goes on to explain: "The left side is dedicated to exploration: finding videos to watch through search and browse. The right side is all about organisation of the videos that matter most to you: your subscriptions, your recent viewing history, and your own uploads."
As with all clean-ups, something has to go and in this case it's 'Items' with the country and language pulldown menus now in the footer.