YouTube gets new layout, “statistics”, “commentary” tabs

Youtube new tab design

Our ingenious eyes have spotted that YouTube has updated its video page layout. While the look itself isn’t dramatically different, we notice that is cleaner, neater and tidier. You also now have the ability to share on Facebook, Digg or MySpace directly! The rest of the page also functions smoothly and helps improve usability.

Of note are two new tabs; “Commentary” and “Statistics & Info”. Commentary is basically a union of the video responses and YouTube’s infamous comments that have gone down as being better reading than Victorian literature.

Statistics & Info appears to house details like how many sites have linked the video (including links to all of them) as well as stuff like how many honors it has (and which ones, specifically!).

Observing the white space to the right of the views counter, we also see a button for choosing between normal and HD resolutions – a much-requested feature! This one is currently only available on some videos (because not all videos are HD, you dummy), so don’t expect to see it everywhere.

All in all, while we’ve seen much better looking video websites, this layout is a welcome change as it makes the average day of browsing baby videos and people getting hit a more neater and tidier experience!

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