Friday, April 2, 2010

The latest layout of the YouTube is simpler and easier

YouTube has launched a new layout design after the months of the experimentations with new layouts. The main goal of the YouTube is to simplify the look and the functionality of the Video page. Therefore, it has simplified the rating system with just two buttons “like and dislike”. Moreover, it contains the list of the related videos from the same user. At the same time, YouTube says, “the information about a video is now grouped together in one place and there's a consistent way to get more detail when you need it. This way, unless something's truly useful to you, it doesn't clutter up your page,"

Besides, the popular comments of the video will be highlighted, buttons look slicker and the playlists will have more intuitive interface. The only issue of this layout is the description of the video will be shorter and you’ve to click on the button in order to view the embedding options.

At the same time, it is too difficult to spot the low quality videos without watching them. Although YouTube has removed the 5-star ratings, yet it didn’t find a good way to show if the users like or dislike the Videos. It is also required to click on the two buttons in order to view the number of likes and dislikes.