Over the Double Rainbow of Online Video
With the constant flow of new designs and fancy new web entities like Google + over the past week, YouTube has joined in on all the fun.
If you would like to follow a Cosmic Panda over a double rainbow, visit http://www.youtube.com/cosmicpanda. Cosmic Panda is a new possible design for the YouTube site from the TestTube team that features new ways to watch videos, view playlists and channels. None of the designs are drastic departures from the current YouTube layout but I personally think they resemble Hulu.com with some of the new page layouts.
Below is the new video page layout. The biggest changes are the new grey box placed around the video and ad which removes some the previous distractions surrounding the video. Also, the video size utility has been moved outside of the video screen and to the bottom right.
I like the new layout a lot and hope to see them implement it to everyone after they complete testing. Let us know what you think in the comments below.