It looks as though YouTube has gotten a small Web 2.0 makeover. As you can see in the before/after comparison above there are fewer tabs and they now have a glossy appearance to them (a.k.a. Web 2.0 style). Not only that but they brought the “Upload” link out of a tab and set it off to the side which makes it more prominent and easier for users to recognize.
I wonder if the person who did the nice graphics job is also the one that made the new maintenance page we were able to experience a few weeks back. I have to admit that was one of the best placeholders that I have ever seen for a website but the downtime was so brief that hardly anyone got the joy of seeing it.
I’m not a big YouTube user but I have looked around and haven’t noticed anything else that has changed. Have you noticed anything else different?
News Source: Google Blogoscoped