YouTube! What did you do to your User Interface?

I got my YouTube interface updated today. They are rolling it out to users progressively so maybe you got it too.

Google said they want to highlight the importance of Playlists and make them more visible, which is fine, but what’s the deal with the grey space on the sides of the main content section? I get the impression of a website that is old and outdated. Also, the video thumbnails look small and it feels there’s a waste of space.

I feel like YouTube is using old HTML frames…

I think they can just make the video thumbnails a bit bigger without making the whole site look cluttered and also use some other way to divide spaces rather than that big ugly grey space.

Google has been playing around with the YouTube interface so much this past year so I hope all this improves in their next iteration.

38 tips for a good User Interface

Last night I found this really good website called GoodUI that shows 38 tips for creating a good User Interface. They explain each of those tips and give examples. Very good stuff to keep in mind when designing an interface. Definitely something you want to bookmark.

Go ahead and check out all the tips here.

Las vueltas de la vida

Hace cuatro años Brian Acton era un empleado de Yahoo que estaba buscando otro trabajo.

Postuló a un trabajo en Twitter en 2009, y lo rechazaron.

Luego ese mismo año postuló a un trabajo en Facebook, y lo rechazaron.

Finalmente se juntó con un colega de Yahoo (Jan Koum) y decidieron emprender y crear su propia aplicación: WhatsApp.

Ayer Facebook anuncia la compra de WhatsApp por 19 billones de dólares.

Las vueltas de la vida…