Monday, December 12, 2011

New logo: YouTube

A big web-related story at the beginning of this month was a major facelift for the video-sharing site Youtube. In addition to an overhauled page layout, it brought a refresh to the Youtube logo.

Where the previous "screen" had both a glare and a gradient, the new one only has a subtle, slightly darker gradient. This update seems directed at evolving and going back to basics, scaling back some of the fancy effects, just like previous Google-related logo changes. For example, the update of the main Google logo last year brought brighter colors and scaled back bevels and drop shadows, but didn't change the integrity of the logo.

The last time Youtube updated their logo was in 2006.

Previous logo.

A cute new 404 symbol.

1 comment:

  1. I just found your site and I love the content. Would you be able to provide variations of the logos (for example, those that are meant to be used on dark backgrounds)?