Google Testing New Layout For Videos




It looks like Google is testing a new layout that makes watching a video seem much more like YouTube. The picture above shows the new layout which I surprisingly like. The page isn’t covered with a big black area when you are viewing those small movies! If you want to try it out yourself there are just a few simple steps:
  1. Find a video that you want to watch. This is a good example :) .
  2. Right-click on this link and copy it to your clipboard. It is some JavaScript code that will set a cookie so if you left-click on the link it won’t work.
  3. After the page has finished loading just paste the code you copied in Step 2 into the address bar and press Enter.
  4. On the right-side of the screen you should see a link to test out the new Google Video page:

    Google Testing New Layout For Videos

I think they would probably give people the option to choose which layout they want. I guess if the video is small then there really isn’t any point to filling the whole screen with a black background since the user can just hit the button in the bottom-right corner of the video player to see it in full-screen. It gets a thumbs up from me. News Source: Google Blogoscoped