YouTube is field testing a fresh look to their entire site. With a much cleaner UI, letterboxed videos, new playlist views and and much more elegant experience, I’ve got to say that I really like it.
If you want to try it, just go to http://youtube.com/cosmicpanda.
If you decide that you don’t like it or don’t want to switch just yet, you can always go back.
Cool look at a concept for Google Chrome for the iPad. Looks pretty awesome, would love to see this actually happen.
This is a pretty cool image depicting the various UIs that Apple uses across their applications. It’s interesting to see it displayed like this and brings up the debate on whether this is a good thing (uniqueness to an app or device could help to give it it’s own life, etc.) or a bad thing (too confusing, etc.).
This was found on 9to5Mac and was sent in by a reader.
An excellent article by Mike Rundle about building software the way YOU want it to work.
Your app has too many settings, too many things to tweak. API endpoints? Colors of the rainbow? 100 different fonts and font sizes? Temperature in Kelvin? Switch the app to use Esperanto?
Kill the settings, kill them all.
Alcatraz was designed to be impossible to escape from by being out on an island in San Francisco Bay. And this vertical prison concept has the same idea: if you want to escape, it’s a long way down.
The design, which was the winner of Evolvo Magazine’s 2010 skyscraper competition, probably won’t be built anytime soon. But it’s still interesting! It would use “pods” to transport people and equipment up to the top levels where everyone is, which is fun. And really, even if this just stays a concept, it might just inspire some filmmakers to include it in a sci-fi movie, which is almost better than it becoming a real prison. [DesignBoom]
I’m pretty OCD when it comes to certain things, especially websites. Last week, I redesigned my blog theme and I’m really happy with the way it came out. After that, I decided it would be cool to re-do my Twitter theme to look the same. And once I did that, I figured - why not, let me do the same for YouTube too.
I tried to duplicate as much as possible, but Twitter doesn’t really give you a lot of options, neither does the new YouTube channel pages.
Just finished work on a redesign of my portfolio website. While I’m not a big-time website developer, I do have a lot of projects I’ve done and have a lot of people that ask about using me for their websites. I wanted to have a simple place I could send them that would sum up what I do, how I do it and give them some examples of work I’ve done.
My old portfolio/design website was clunky. It was way too complex, it had too many pages, too many words and became more like a book, where every detail was laid out and explained with minimal graphics and typography.
I think this design is a much better representation of my design style and what I’ve learned. Check it out and feel free to tell me what you think.