YouTube has put on some sauce to their look.
The video-sharing platform has revealed a new redesign which features Material Design and a Dark Theme.
Starting today, they’re opening up a preview of the new design to a small group of people.
The Material Design will ‘deliver beautiful, delightful and intuitive user experience.’
The key principles of this new design are:
● Simplicity: The only thing you should be concerned about is watching the content you love. The new design is clean and fresh, thanks to the removal of visuals that can distract from your browsing or watching experience. We’re focused on making the content shine!
● Consistency: The new design is aligned across Google platforms, including the YouTube mobile app, while still providing the features you know and love.
● Beauty: We strive to combine beauty and purpose to create an effortless experience.
The site design is built on a new, faster framework named Polymer, which enables quicker feature development from here on out. And today, we are introducing one of the first new features developed on Polymer: Dark Theme. Developed to cut down on glare and let you take in the true colors of the videos you watch, Dark Theme turns your background dark throughout your entire YouTube experience. This is only the beginning — you can look forward to more powerful new features coming soon!
For those who are interested in previewing the new look, you can view it here youtube.com/new. To return to the current design, select “Restore classic YouTube” from the Account Menu.