Maybe I don't grasp it entirely, but this doesn't appear to be following the material design guidelines. The content itself seems to mostly lack structure that I thought was a key component of building guis with that particular style guide. (Particularly when you compare this with the google drive UI.)
Youtube is it's own thing now, it has it's own identity and brand separate from Google. It doesn't even use Roboto. I don't think it needs to follow Material UI in any meaningful way...
Well, that may be true, but the problem is that they're officially calling it material design.
EDIT: "Roboto" does appear to be on production.
They're just guidelines... I think this adheres to the essence of material design while achieving goals very specific to a site like YouTube.
Sorry, I was a little ahead of myself on Roboto as of today – I believe Youtube will be transitioning eventually to "YouTube Sans", as seen on their new TV service (link below) further distancing themselves from Google.
Looks like a fucking bad dribbble unsolicited redesign.
That's a bit harsh. I think the visual improvements are just fine when you take the size of the platform and the amount of users into account. No need to overreact.
Oh my god what the hell. GOODBYE CONTRAST. Don't do this. (It feels good but that isn't the point)
Wow!! new design looking Aweeeeeesome. Great work.
It feels like I'm watching porn now in the dark mode.
Wait, you can't use it in Safari?
I've had it for a while but I had to some cookie trick a few weeks ago to get it working. I don't know if you still need to do that or if it just works now.
Google Chrome Version 58.0.3029.96 (64-bit).....Hamburger menu is completely broken. I get a black overlay on the screen but no menu appears.
Good job Google :-/
Curious if others have the same issue, but my problem with YouTube is not the visual design, it's the navigation. Recommendations just never seem relevant, search results don't seem to bubble up the best results, and even just seeing a list of the latest videos of a channel requires more clicks than it should. Anyone else having this experience?
Agree. I wish new videos by people I'm subscribed to were shown front and centre, rather than randomly shown by a somewhat okay algorithm.
Dark mode ftw.
Aesthetically, I don't care—in a few days I’ll forget what the old YouTube looked like.
Functionally, I don’t like how my playlists auto play now instead of taking me to the list of videos. That decision definitely weakened the UX for me.
Some designers being too inspired by some dribbble mockups?
I like the dark mode. but not a fan of the user home page.
It feels unfinished. Try to edit a playlist (likes, etc). It goes back to the old design...
Days ago we talked about this. Now it's by default, I like it. Clearly looks like more suitable for tablets.
Honestly can't tell the difference... I'm not a huge youtube user though
Maybe that's part of what they were going for. They probably wanted to keep it mostly familiar so it's still easy to use.
A bit bummed that this means the end of the excellent Youtube+ extension/Particle.
I'll miss the floating player and the various layout enhancements.
It seems the call-to-action buttons still have the default cursor on hover.
Pointer/hand cursor is not necessary with buttons: https://medium.com/simple-human/buttons-shouldnt-have-a-hand-cursor-b11e99ca374b
I remember reading about this a while back. Still feels a bit weird though!
Tfw when the article name drops Apple and Microsoft guidelines as best practice to build its argument, and both company websites use a hand cursor on anything and everything you could possibly click on...
They seem to be adjusted now but I noticed it as well.
Not a fan. Feels a bit congested.