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3/20/13
Original Poster
PixelTrooper

Why did YouTube create the OneChannel layout?

Why did YouTube even create the Onechannel layout?
I mean the GFX stuff is totaly ruined..
So no really fun work for GFX people..
SO YT PLEASE CHANGE IT BACK TO NORMAL YOUTUBE WHEN PEOPLE STILL LIKED EVERYTHING!
 
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anmoose
3/20/13
anmoose
>>Why did YouTube even create the Onechannel layout?

To see how many more millions of users they can piss off?

To send what's left of the site still further down the toilet?

I could go on.....
JeffMakesGames1
3/20/13
JeffMakesGames1
Well, think about it.  Google owns YouTube.  Google is now publicly traded.  Shareholders.
ThisIsNH9
3/20/13
ThisIsNH9
North Korea bought google and wanted to make as many Americans angry as possible... Lol just kidding. They just need to try new things.
3/20/13
Original Poster
PixelTrooper
But they were just doing fine with the old things... and now they ruin it all
rewboss
3/20/13
rewboss
The reason is that more and more people are using smartphones, tablets, TVs and games consoles, and more people have really big monitors, and more people are using things like netbooks with really small monitors.

In the past, you could create a pixel-perfect design for your channel with a really cool background that integrated perfectly with your awesome banner and everything else. You would only get to see your really cool design on a desktop or laptop; but that was okay, because only a few people were using smartphones and if they didn't see any of your branding, it was no great loss.

But now things are changing. Now websites -- not just YouTube -- need to cope with a wide range of sizes for a web page. It's nearly impossible, but a good design has to have, if possible, no sideways scroll on a small monitor, not too much empty space on a big monitor, and it has to look cool on other devices as well. But if you do that, then you can't have a pixel-perfect background for your channel any more: it will look great on your computer, but only your computer; for everyone else, it will suck. The alternative is to ask people to design at least three or four versions of their channel backgrounds for different devices and browser widths (and even then it will be really difficult to make it work well, or even at all), and at least that number of channel banners.

With One Channel, YouTube's idea is that you only need to design one large image; then different bits of the image are shown on different devices and different resolutions. You get the full image which serves as a banckground for your channel on TV and games consoles, and then YouTube uses the middle portion of it to create banners at different widths for PCs, laptops, netbooks, phones and tablets. You do, admittedly, have much less area to customize, but at least now you know that everyone gets to see your channel branding, even if they're using a phone.

Whether or not this solution is a good one is a different debate. But this is the rationale behind this solution. If you look at a channel that uses the new design and change the size of the browser window, you can see how in particular the banner and the trailer video expand and contract. Put a clever background behind the trailer video, and it will only work at one specific size.
anmoose
3/20/13
anmoose
So whenb are they going to resolve the issue where they're allowing the channel icon / avatar to slide in right square on top of what little precious "logo free space" they've allotted us?
4mygrls
3/20/13
4mygrls
I just tried the new layout and I guess I don't know enough about website design to set up the new channel design? I can't find a photo that is the minimum pixel amount for the picture on the top of my website? Now I don't know what to do with it?
Sirwest299
3/20/13
Sirwest299
It seems all channels that have been using this OneLayout have been reverted back to the current one. I don't know whether this means they're fixing up a few things before releasing it to everyone or that they've actually come to their sense and realized that everyone hates it. 
rewboss
3/20/13
rewboss
Mine haven't been switched back.
BaltimoreAndOhioRR
3/20/13
BaltimoreAndOhioRR
Mine still has the new one. It's probably the channel owners who don't like the new design and are reverting back to the last version.
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Roadsguy
7/15/13
Roadsguy
I wouldn't mind it so much if it wasn't so ugly. What is it with all these new designs having everything just a single color? It's like Windows 98, just not pixelated, which makes it look even weirder.
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