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YouTube Player Animated Icons

5 years ago from , Web Architect :: DN Mod

The new YouTube player has nicely animated icons:

YouTube Player Animation GIF

YouTube Player Animation GIF

Edit: here are the animated icons on the right side of the player.

11 comments

  • Pasquale D'SilvaPasquale D'Silva, 5 years ago

    That play/pause animation is pretty unnecessary. It draws focus to something that's not really important at all...

    6 points
    • Benjamin HarlowBenjamin Harlow, 5 years ago

      I'm sympathetic to the idea of it being unnecessary however I would argue that it's not invasive at all (minimal movement over a short period of time), and that it helps associate the play symbol with the pause symbol. Two symbols which I think are a little difficult in that they aren't recognizably opposite.

      7 points
      • Kurt MadsenKurt Madsen, 5 years ago

        I agree.

        Also, it should be noted that just because an animation could be considered "unnecessary" for a thing to function, that doesn't mean that it doesn't provide delight or a feeling of polish (see most of Little Big Details for examples).

        2 points
      • Casey BrittCasey Britt, 5 years ago

        I also agree with this. I think the transition is a nice subtle touch that most people won't even notice. Personally I noticed it and proceeded to click it repeatedly because I thought it was so good. Well done to whoever did it.

        0 points
      • Pasquale D'SilvaPasquale D'Silva, 5 years ago

        It has POOR animation timing, and it lasts too long. It's a motion accent which doesn't make sense. There are other elements which could use more weight.

        0 points
    • John PJohn P, 5 years ago

      Sums up UI design in 2015.

      3 points
  • Sarper Erel, 5 years ago

    I swear I can see a Windows logo during that play/pause transition.

    4 points
  • Jan LehtinenJan Lehtinen, 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago )

    Doesn't seem so smooth, something is off with it. The play icon.

    0 points