The New YouTube

The New YouTube

The New YouTube

On December 1st, YouTube introduced their NEW Channels. This brings both excitement and frustration. Excitement because the NEW look contributes to a cleaner and simpler design. Frustration because many of the navigational elements have been moved. It will be a learning curve to get used to it… but it’s not impossible by any means. Actually I like some of the “Less is More” look and feel.

Below you’ll find a video, notes, and links to help you pilot through the seas of uncertainty.

NOTES about the NEW Channels design:

  • Avatars can be up to 1600×1600 pixels. It will be resized to be 36 x 36 pixels on many locations on the site.
  • New Channel width is 970 pixels.
  • You can choose which Tab you desire to be the Default View.
  • There are four new layout templates to choose from.
  • The Title Header can only be 64 characters long.
    How long is that? Pretty long.
    You can type or copy & paste some symbols;
    Head over to Letter Count to test your slogan out.

Here are some PROS and CONS

Pros:
Simple Design allows for better focus on Video
Channel Title can be customized up to 64 characters.
Friends/Subscribers not visible (to clutter up the design)
Sharing and Connected Accounts options is better
Search on the channel

Cons:
Absolute background color not changeable from YouTube “Gray”
Cannot manipulate the sections.
Channel Title background color not changeable.
Friends/Subscribers not visible (for others to see)

Here are some links that you might be interested in:

Switching Back:

1. Click on EDIT CHANNEL
2. then “Switch back to the old channels design”

I would recommend getting used to the NEW YouTube. Eventually everyone will be involuntarily relocated.

 

Design Measurements:

We’ve attached below a simple PDF with the measurements (in pixels)
Of course you can always count on us to create a custom background for consistent branding across your social media platforms. Check out our PORTFOLIO!

Leave a comment below about what you LOVE or HATE about the New YouTube Channel.

OR what you can’t find on the new channel and we’ll put together a Video with some answers to your questions.


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